DES MOINES, IOWA (August 9, 2022) — As part of a continued commitment to supporting computer science education in Iowa, today Google announced a $150,000 grant to the Iowa STEM Council to help support the council’s mission to increase awareness, achievement, and interest in STEM education with students in Iowa. To highlight this and other computer science education efforts in the state, Google will host a “Coding Carnival” at the Iowa State Fair with hands-on learning opportunities.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2021) — The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) has announced Jelena Babic Barnes will be the next Executive Director.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA (November 18, 2021) — One in eight people will experience food insecurity in America during their lifetimes, and the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed has exacerbated hunger across the country. Here in Iowa, the search interest for “food pantry near me” went up 50% this year and search interest in SNAP reached an all-time high in Iowa in January 2021.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2021) — A University of Texas study that gave Iowa a “D” for its electric competition raises questions about the state’s need for more free market forces in its electric utility market, the executive director of an Iowa business group for clean energy said today.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 21, 2021) In celebration of International Credit Union Day and Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation declaring October 21 as Credit Union Day in Iowa, the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) released a new report today that showcases the not-for-profit credit-union industry’s economic contribution to the state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 20, 2021)  Governor Kim Reynolds issued a state proclamation recognizing September

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 18, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has declared August 18 as “Solar Day in Iowa.” To celebrate, solar-industry leaders and supporters gathered today for “Solar Day at the Iowa State Fair” for a live reading of the Governor’s proclamation by Lieutenant Gov Adam Gregg.

SPENCER, IOWA (July 8, 2021) — The Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), a trade association serving Iowa’s solar energy industry, announced that Genie Maybanks will be its first-ever Executive Director.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 18, 2021) Four Iowa credit unions designated as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) received $1.826 million respectively from the US Department of Treasury through the Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP). The funding provides capital for CDFIs to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in underserved communities.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2021) — A report issued this week by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows Iowa had the 24th-highest commercial electric rate in the nation and the 18th-highest residential rate for the 2020 calendar year.