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Lisa Rivera Skubal Named to North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

Consultant Connect, a consulting agency for economic developers and site consultants, has named Lisa Rivera Skubal, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber to its 2016 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. ...

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Sioux City Named SBA Small Business Community of the Year

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award....

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Burlington Ranked by Site Selection Magazine

For the fourth straight year Greater Burlington Iowa has been ranked as a one of Site Selection magazine’s top micropolitan statistical areas for total number of economic development projects in the preceding year, tying for 13th and claiming the area’s first appearance in the Top 15....

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Iowa Area Development Groups Honored with USDA National Award

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) received the USDA Abraham Lincoln Honor Award at a ceremony held today in Washington D.C. IADG was honored for expanding rural economic development opportunities in Iowa and across the nation by being a national advocate of USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDL&G) Program, as well as other contributions and accomplishments of its rural sponsored economic development mission. ...

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Gordon Ipson Receives Award at MADC Annual Conference

Lake Ozark, MO (June 10, 2015) –Gordon Ipson, CEcD, FM, Manager, Economic Development , Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, Palmyra, MO was named by the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) as the 2015 Affiliate Member of the Year. This prestigious award is presented to an MEDC member who has made significant contributions in the field of community-based economic development but whose primary job duty is not community based economic development and may work in job training, utilities, education or research....

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