• Governor Reynolds announces opening of Computer Science is Elementary Applications

    January 23, 2019

    DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that the Computer Science is Elementary project is taking a crucial next step by inviting eligible Iowa schools to apply between Jan. 22 and March 29 for $50,000 one-time planning grants.

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  • Government Contracting: Tips for Surviving the Shutdown [CIRAS]

    January 16, 2019

    At a minimum, it would be reasonable to expect that you’ll face payment delays since many of the people who process invoices at government agencies simply aren’t there right now.The answer, of course, is that it varies.

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  • Home Base Iowa – Clinton County

    January 07, 2019

    Tony’s Success Story – “I met a representative from HBI at a career fair at Fort Knox. He explained the benefits of moving to Iowa and the welcoming and supportive environment I would experience if I moved there. Prior to meeting with the HBI representative, I hadn’t included Iowa in my job search. I was geographically flexible on where I’d be willing to relocate to, but I wasn’t very familiar with Iowa. I wanted to find a community for my family that would be welcoming and help us assimilate to civilian life.”

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  • Iowa Economic Development Authority International Newsletter – Winter 2019

    January 04, 2019

    The Winter 2019 IEDA International Newsletter is jam-packed with information and helpful links to upcoming events.

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) International Trade Office (ITO) organizes trade missions, trade shows, and in-bound international buyers groups. Iowa businesses can also access international market research through IEDA’s global offices and representatives.

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  • Heartland Economic Development Course Overview

    May 23, 2016

    On April 28th 2016, I graduated from the Heartland Economic Development Course presented by the University of Northern Iowa Institute for Decision Making. 96 students gathered in Blue Springs, Missouri representing Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Florida, Michigan, and, of course, Missouri. This course is referred to as the “basic” course as it is the first step an economic developer takes in pursuit of certification through the International Economic Development Council.

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  • Which Future Will You Choose?

    March 31, 2015 Full story