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Proposals Being Accepted for Entrefest

EntreFest! is a two-day conference dedicated to Iowa small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, which takes place on a Thursday and Friday either in late February or early March. EntreFest! attracts hundreds of small business owners, individuals that are thinking of starting a small business, community leaders, and service providers who help foster entrepreneurial growth in their communities. ...

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Remembering Bob Ady

It is with heavy hearts but fond memories that the members of the Site Selectors Guild announce the passing of our dear friend and Guild founder, Bob Ady. ...

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Governor Branstad launches Skilled Iowa

In early June, Governor Branstad launched Skilled Iowa to address the skills gap issue growing in the state. This is a public/private initiative between Iowa businesses, workforce, economic development and education to shrink the gap and ensure that Iowa’s workforce is aligned with the needs of our employers. The Skilled Iowa Initiative is designed to increase the quality of Iowa’s labor force and create connections between unemployed Iowans and businesses with current needs....

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Iowa Finance Authority Housing Study Public Meetings

The Iowa Finance Authority is conducting a comprehensive, statewide housing study in partnership with RDG Planning & Design in order to better understand the current and future housing needs of Iowans. The study includes public forums and expert round tables throughout the state, as well as data analysis of the current housing stock.The results of this study will assist the Iowa Finance Authority in strategic planning to best serve the current needs of Iowans....

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Governor Branstad and Director Durham Led Trade Mission to Brazil and Chile

Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad and Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham led a trade mission to Brazil and Chile July 21-28 with the aim of expanding trade and investment opportunities. The governor and IEDA director were accompanied by representatives from Iowa companies....

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