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Purina’s $140M expansion in Clinton leads projects receiving state aid

A $140 million expansion of Clinton's Nestlé Purina pet food plant headlined projects that received state aid in Iowa Friday. The Iowa Economic Development Authority...

Alive or dead?  An update on Iowa legislation after the first...

This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Most policy bills needed approval by a committee in either...

Wayne Ford: Hire ex-convicts or you are wasting my time

Wayne Ford couldn’t take it anymore. The retired state lawmaker and founder of Urban Dreams social services organization had listened to panelists and audience members...

WalletHub: Des Moines is 13th-best state capital

WalletHub has declared Des Moines as the 13th-best state capital, with a special nod to the Iowa capital’s affordability.  The new study paid most attention...

Iowa employers, religious leaders clash over religious freedom bill

Representatives of some of Iowa’s major employers squared off against religious conservative advocates for the third straight year over legislation to replicate federal religious...

Iowa moves a step closer to accepting other states’ professional licenses

Iowa would recognize professional licenses and certifications from other states, potentially making it easier for Iowa employers to hire workers in a tight labor...

Economist: Iowa needs new policies to save rural areas

The latest round of poor-to-average ratings for Iowa in a key business index is more evidence that Iowa has struggled economically after recovering from...

Amazon is coming. What happens to Iowa’s malls and local stores?

Amazon, the online retail giant, officially announced Thursday that it’s opening one of its fulfillment centers in Bondurant — months after city documents and...

Retirement is a luxury – and a right, older Iowa women...

Iowa women age 50-plus talk about retirement

Iowa senators consider allowing guns on school, business properties

Employers who don’t want guns on their property may not have a choice under a new bill that moved forward in the Iowa Senate...
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