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Maureen Collins kicks off speaker series with talk on the sharing economy

Community development expert Maureen Collins will kick off The Tomorrow Plan 2016 Speaker Series this month with a talk on the sharing economy....

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International Welcoming Efforts Get Recognition from The Governor

Local Leaders Focus on International Welcoming Efforts and Get Recognition from The Governor Iowa City – On November 21st, 2015 Kate Moreland from the Iowa City Area Development Group and Nancy Bird from the Iowa City Downtown District received the Karen Evans Immigrant Champion award from Governor Terry Branstad at the Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit in Ankeny 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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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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Humboldt business owner named SBA's Iowa Small Business Person of the Year

Growing up in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Deb Davis learned from a young age the satisfaction of working hard to create a home cooked meal and the value that comes from the time spent enjoying that meal with family. In 2010, Deb noticed that many of her friends and family were so busy in their lives that finding time to prepare a home cooked meal was becoming more difficult. ...

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