Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 21

Iowa’s unemployment rate remains at 3.1 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.1 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in April.

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May 21

Alliant Energy recognizes local support for Marshalltown Generating Station

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – Alliant Energy showcased Iowa’s most efficient natural gas-fueled generating station today during an event thanking the Marshalltown community for its support. The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon to officially celebrate that the 650-megawatt Marshalltown Generating Station is now providing cost effective, clean energy to customers.

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May 20

Decorah home to Iowa’s 104th E15 station

JOHNSTON, IOWA – When Decorah residents fuel up at the local Decorah Mart, they now have the opportunity to choose high-performance, earth-friendly E15.

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May 20

Economic Development Board approves awards to support over $85 million in capital investments in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to eight companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 317 jobs, retention of 219 jobs and will result in over $85 million in new capital investment for the state. The …

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May 04

Ernst and Gillibrand introduce legislation to examine women-owned small business opportunities

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to conduct a comprehensive study on women-owned small business (WOSB) participation in multiple award contracts (MACs) from the federal government. This …

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May 03

Iowa Attorney General warns: That IRS call might now be legit

DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is warning citizens that contrary to past practices, the IRS just might give you a call and offered tips to determine whether the call is legitimate.

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May 01

Mason City’s CENT credit union plans grand opening events

MASON CITY –  CENT Credit Union will hold grand opening events beginning May 1 to introduce the community to its two new properties, The CENTer, and CENT WestSide.  Events will include contests, games, giveaways, tours, ribbon cutting ceremonies with the chamber of commerce, and the unveiling of new artwork commissioned specifically for CENT Credit Union.

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