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Electric Specialty Manufacturing to Break Ground in Marion

Electric Specialty Manufacturing (ESM) will break ground on the construction of a new manufacturing facility on Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. The 14,000 square foot building will be located at 6451 Partners Ave. in the Marion Enterprise Center....

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New Business Leadership Network Coordinator at U of I College of Public Health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has a new Business Leadership Network coordinator, Tara McKee. The Business Leadership Network (BLN) fosters ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships between the UI College of Public Health and small and medium-sized businesses and communities in Iowa. ...

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Angel Investor Tax Credit makes Iowa more attractive to Entrepreneurs

The Battelle Report, released in December of 2014, included many critical findings, among them that innovation and entrepreneurship will drive future gains. In an effort to accelerate the development of Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the report had several recommendations, including the creation of an effective angel investor tax credit that eliminates the waiting period, increases the tax credit percentage, and makes the credits transferrable to attract broader investor interest....

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Sioux City MSA Ranked #1 for Income Growth

The Sioux City metropolitan statistical area has been identified as having the largest personal income growth in the nation, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and 24/7 Wall St. ...

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IASourceLink Regional Lunches

IASourceLink is proud to collaborate with economic development Resource Partners from across the state. Throughout August, the IASourceLink team will host a series of regional lunches in appreciation of the collaborative efforts put forth by these organizations in helping Iowa businesses succeed....

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