DES MOINES, IOWA (June 28, 2022) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has released its second-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2022. The report measures member expectations for sales, capital spending, and employment for the next six months. If the index measures above fifty, sentiment is positive. The second-quarter survey's overall economic outlook index is 63.88. The results project confidence for the eighth quarter in a row.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 20, 2022) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald celebrated 529 Day with a $529 College Savings Iowa contribution to one family in each Iowa county. The Koppes family was randomly chosen as the Muscatine County winner. "I'm elated to be giving a boost to Kaylee's education savings," said Fitzgerald. "All it takes is one contribution to get the ball rolling. Whether it is $25 or $529, every dollar saved is one that won't have to be borrowed later."

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 16, 2022) — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month to 2.7 percent in May — down from 3.0 percent in April and from 4.5 percent one year ago. Job growth was mirrored in the Labor Force Participation Rate, which grew to 67.6 percent in May, up from 67.4 percent last month and 67.1 percent a year ago. The US May unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 9, 2022) — The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) announced the shortlist for the 2022 IMA Summit Awards listing TapOnIt for The Excellence in Gift Cards in an Incentive Program Award. The IMA Summit Awards represent the best programs and individual contributions across all sectors of the incentive industry. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, July 12, during the IMA Summit 2022 at The Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, Utah.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 3, 2022) — The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF), the philanthropic arm of the Iowa Credit Union League, is proud to announce the graduates of the 2022 ‘People Helping People’ Financial Coach Program. The program, which ran virtually in May, featured 36 attendees from 12 different credit unions.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 1, 2022) — The Family Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving those in the Quad Cities area, will be launching its seventh Family Discount Mondays program this summer to support local non-profit organizations. This year's dates are June 13, June 20, July 11, 18, and 25. Discount Days gives members an opportunity to visit Quad City attractions at a greatly-discounted admission rate.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 20, 2022) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent in April — down from 3.3 percent in March and from 4.5 percent one year ago. The US April unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 16, 2022) — Two Quad-Cities advertising and multimedia companies with over 60 years combined experience are teaming up to join forces.

Davenport-based advertising agency TAG, and Rock Island film and video production company Dphilms, are forming a partnership to navigate the regional media landscape in a rapidly changing digital era.

DES MOINES (May 12, 2022) — The NFIB, or National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Optimism Index was unchanged in April, remaining at 93.2 and the fourth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months decreased one point to a net negative 50%, the lowest level recorded in the 48-year-old survey.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 10, 2022) — The Iowa Restaurant Association has opened up nominations for their fourth annual 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality Award. This award recognizes forty women in Iowa's hospitality industry for their creativity, leadership, and contributions. Nominations can be made online at and will be accepted until August 1, 2022, 5PM.