DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds, along with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Innovation Council, has announced the state’s Manufacturing 4.0 plan, a roadmap to help Iowa manufacturers remain globally competitive through a fourth industrial revolution that emphasizes automation and smart technology.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 8, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced two competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,000. Specifically, funding of up to $400,000 has been allocated to the following two funds for current fiscal year (FY) 2021 through FY 2022:

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 8, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation on February 5, 2020, which relaxes existing public health measures effective Sunday, February 7, 2021, while continuing critical regulatory relief to those on the frontlines of COVID19 recovery for an additional 30 days.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 1, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Michael Bousselot to be the new director at the Iowa Department of Management. Bousselot’s appointment is effective Monday, February 8, 2021. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 29, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.

The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation:

Agricultural Development Board:

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the reallocation of $17 million in relief money made available to local governments for direct expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Of the $17 million remaining from the Local Government Relief Fund, roughly $4.7 million was previously allocated to smaller cities and.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 15, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the hiring of Taryn Frideres to serve as her new Chief Operating Officer. Frideres is an Iowa native who is joining the Governor’s team from the United States Department of State.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn post-secondary credentials leading to high-demand jobs and encourage Iowa employers, community leaders, and others to collaborate to support regional workforce-talent development.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds delivers her 2021 Condition of the State Address.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 12, 2021) – Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Adam Steen, currently Director of Business Development at Syverson Strege, to serve as director of the Department of Administrative Services.