IEDA Funding, tax breaks spur job creation in Iowa

IOWA — The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board recently awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 241 jobs and will result in ...


Iowa’s POCR Fund gives six startups a boost

IOWA — Iowa’s Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR) Fund provides financial assistance to innovative businesses that are pursuing proof of commercial relevance and marketability of a technology. The fund is designed to assist businesses with new techno ...

Prestage Foods plans 1,000 jobs at Iowa pork facility

MASON CITY, Iowa — Prestage Farms will build and operate a new fresh pork processing facility in Mason City. The company expects to employ as many as 1,000 people in a single shift. Future expansion plans will be able to accommodate a second shift wit ...

Billy Sims BBQ plans game winning expansion in 2016

TULSA — This year is shaping up to be a record year for fast-casual restaurant Billy Sims BBQ. The growing barbecue franchise announced it has signed nine new franchise-owned locations spanning across three states. Those states include Oklahoma, Kansa ...

Iowa Startup Accelerator showcases 2015 cohort

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Members of the 2014 cohort of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) made their pitches to an audience of more than 900 at Launch Day in downtown Cedar Rapids recently. ISA’s 2015 program began in August and included more than a hundr ...