Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 31

Branstad, Reynolds announce statewide public-private initiative supporting women in leadership

DES MOINES – As part of their Iowa economic development and workforce strategies, Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, in conjunction with Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), are launching a statewide public-private partnership called The EPIC Corporate Challenge. This effort teams state government with Iowa businesses to grow and retain women at …

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Mar 30

Charles City company among other Iowa firms to receive state economic incentives

DES MOINES, IOWA – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board on Tuesday awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 1,219 jobs and will result in over $290 million in new capital investment for the state. The board …

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Mar 30

Pork producer approved for $15 million in state incentives

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board today awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits worth nearly $15 million to Prestage Foods, slated to build a massive pork processing plant in Mason City.

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Mar 29

Time running out to claim $950 million in refunds for 2012 tax returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you did not file a tax return for 2012, you may be one of nearly one million taxpayers who may be due a refund from that year. If you are, you must claim your share of almost $950 million by April 18.

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Mar 29

Iowa Business Council supports action on water quality in 2016

DES MOINES, IOWA, March 28, 2016 – Today the Iowa Business Council (IBC) expresses its support for action by the Legislature and Governor Branstad during the 2016 Session that addresses water quality needs in the state.

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Mar 28

Committee Awards Nearly $225,000 in Grants to Enhance Swine Industry

DES MOINES – A statewide program to educate pork producers about manure pit safety, and research projects to combat E. coli in piglets and to help diagnose sow lameness, will share nearly $225,000 in the final allocation of a ten-year, $1 million program to advance and enhance swine production in Iowa.

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Mar 28

Online internet marketing training seller to refund Iowans and cease soliciting in Iowa

DES MOINES, IOWA – A Mesquite, Nevada-based Internet marketing training company will refund Iowa consumers and is prohibited from soliciting its online services to Iowa residents, through an agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller.

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Mar 26

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases to 3.7 percent in February

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.7 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 3.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent in February.

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Mar 21

Fresh pork processing facility to be built in Mason City

MASON CITY, IOWA – Prestage Farms announced on March 21, 2016, the forming of a new company, Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC, and its intent, pending finalization of necessary state permits and approvals, to build a new, state-of-the-art fresh pork processing facility in Mason City, Iowa, and we wanted to share this exciting news with you …

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Mar 12

Attorney General files lawsuit against New Jersey man for role in allegedly defrauding elderly Iowans

DES MOINES, Iowa — Attorney General Tom Miller today filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against a New Jersey man for his role in sweepstakes-related mail solicitations that allegedly misled and cheated elderly Iowans.

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Mar 09

North Iowa’s largest hiring event to be held at NIACC on March 23

MASON CITY – Whether you’re looking to find a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find many exciting opportunities at the North Iowa Regional Career Fair, hosted by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and IowaWORKS North Iowa.

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Mar 08

Over a dozen jobs coming to Clarksville for door plant

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A door plant coming to Clarksville, Iowa will employ over a dozen people.

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Mar 03

Iowa State University to host regional center for food safety, receives FDA grant

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will become a regional center for food safety in an effort to help businesses that grow and process food comply with new federal regulations in the coming years.

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Mar 01

Feds punish Citibank with millions in fines for illegal practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently took two separate actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales and debt collection practices.

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Mar 01

United States sues Iowa dairy farmer over Clean Water Act violations

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Meadowvale Dairy, LLC (Meadowvale), and its owner, Sjerp Ysselstein, have been sued by the United States on four counts of alleged Clean Water Act violations.­

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Mar 01

Employment protections for Iowa workers who are pregnant or nursing

Know the employment protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing in Iowa:

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