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.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 18, 2021) — Quad-City Times Bix7 festivities draw one of the largest crowds to the Quad Cities annually, and now the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is introducing a new event model to capture its thousands of attendees to immerse them in the downtown experience July 23-24.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 7, and Saturday, March 13, was 5,973, an increase of 791 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 18, 2021) — Recent investment in the six counties represented by the Quad Cities metro region has been recognized by Site Selection Magazine as part of its 2020 Governor’s Cup Awards. The economic-development publication annually ranks metropolitan and micropolitan areas by number of projects per capita and total number of projects.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 17, 2021)  The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Iowa’s leading small-business organization, thanks the Senate for passing SF576 this afternoon with bipartisan support.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2021) Iowa Workforce Development announced applications are now open for the Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expansion grant, a funding opportunity that will support the expansion of Quality Pre-Apprenticeship programs.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 17, 2021) — In a case of patience and persistence, KONE Corporation has landed a major contract to provide 130 new energy-efficient escalators across the Washington DC region.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 16, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development has launched a new podcast called “Mission: Employable”. The podcast will include exciting interviews with thought leaders in business and industry, workforce stakeholders and economic developers among others. The interviews will include discussions about key workforce programs, initiatives, innovations and resources available to Iowans as well as discussions about the impact of the pandemic on workforce and step

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 12, 2021) — As part of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)’ Small Business Day, members here in Iowa engaged with lawmakers about issues that will help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. At top of their concerns was passing important legislation that would lower taxes for hard-working small-business owners across Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 11, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced 13 awardees of the Future Ready Iowa Employ