DES MOINES, IOWA (April 7, 2021)  The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) here in Iowa, with more than 10,000 small-business owners across the state, thanks the Iowa Senate for passing important tax-reform legislation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2021) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has released its first-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2021. The report measures member expectations for sales, capital spending, and employment for the next six months. If the index measures above 50, sentiment is positive. The first-quarter survey's overall economic outlook index is 60.42.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 2, 2021) — According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)’s monthly jobs report, 42% (seasonally adjusted) of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, a record reading.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 1, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 21, and Saturday, March 27, was 4,846, a decrease of 283 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 29, 2021) — The Iowa Department of Revenue has extended the filing and payment deadline to June 1, 2021 for 2020 individual income-tax returns and first-quarter estimated income-tax payments for individuals from the April 30, 2021 statutory deadline.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2021) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent from the revised January rate of 3.6 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.2 percent in February.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 26, 2021) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center released its latest COVID-19 

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 14, and Saturday, March 20, was 5,498, a decrease of 252 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 22, 2021) In partnership with the City of Rock Island, the Quad Cities Chamber has hired Jack Cullen for the new role of Downtown Rock Island Director to provide place management services for the historic riverfront business district.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA (March 18, 2021) Google has released its Economic Impact Report, sharing that 11,000 businesses, publishers, and non-profits in Iowa used Google products to increase their online presence and connect with the people and communities they serve — generating $1.5 billion in economic activity in 2020.