Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 24

Branstad, Reynolds kick off Year of Manufacturing to encourage growth of manufacturing in Iowa

Administration sets goal of increasing manufacturing GDP $3 billion in 5 years DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds formally kicked-off the “Year of Manufacturing.” Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds were joined by Dr. Maureen Lockwood, Manufacturing Manager at Thombert Inc., and Ms. Lori Schaefer-Weaton, President at Agri-Industrial Plastics …

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Apr 21

Economic Development Board approves awards to support over $57 million in capital investments in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state.

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