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SourceLink Small Business Network Update

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched an online economic development tool to help small business owners and entrepreneurs find resources via a "one-stop shop." ...

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Public Meetings for Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System Study

The Iowa Department of Transportation in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation want to remind you about the upcoming Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System Planning Study’s in-person and online, self-directed open house meetings beginning May 1, 2012. ...

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Status of the Iowa Economy - April 2, 2012

Please find a series of documents attached at the bottom of this article from the Iowa Workforce Development Labor Market Information section outlining the status of the Iowa economy and the status of our workforce. ...

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USDA Rural Development Facilitating Rural-Issues Roundtable Discussions

Local residents, business owners and community leaders will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa when USDA Rural Development State Director Bill Menner visits Creston. ...

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Iowa's Wind Energy Industry: Economic Development Opportunities

The Iowa Wind Energy Association offers a Pre-Conference Workshop at the April 9-11th IWEA Wind Energy Conference that will focus on what works to attract wind energy component manufacturers and wind related companies to Iowa. Iowa is a national leader in the number of wind component manufacturers and wind related businesses with an estimated 215 firms involved in the wind energy industry. ...

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