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Iowa DOT Funding Concepts

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion regarding the transportation funding challenges that exist in Iowa. In an effort to broaden that discussion, Governor Branstad directed the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to review all transportation funding options and propose some ideas....

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Iowa Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov 18-24

IASourceLink -- the premier online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa --is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) all across Iowa with activities designed to reach every type of entrepreneur....

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Iowa Small Business Development Center Maintains National Accreditation

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network was reviewed by its national association, America’s SBDC, and based on the outstanding progress of the network and the findings and recommendations of the accreditation team, maintains its full accreditation as a high quality economic development organization....

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Special Economic Development Designation for LeDene Bowen

LaDene Bowen, CEcD, FM, Associate Director of the University of Northern Iowa, Institute for Decision Making, was awarded with the Honorary Life Member Designation by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), for a lasting commitment to the field of economic development. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 7 during the IEDC Annual Conference, October 6 – 9 in Philadelphia, PA....

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Let the Trends do the Driving

Congratulations!! You and your Iowa colleagues have completed over 1,373 Synchronist visits with businesses throughout the state. The BEST workshops will feature your peers sharing how they have implemented information trends into their economic development programs, project assistance and workforce efforts. The community colleges will give an update on Iowa’s Advance Manufacturing Consortium and Director Durham will share her vision with an IEDA update....

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