Category Archives: Iowa

1Comm Medical gets boost for telemedicine innovation.

ANKENY, Iowa — 1Comm Medical, Inc., an Ankeny-based telemedicine startup, has received a $300,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to grow and expand its business. 1 Comm has developed a cloud-based software that connects medical perso ...

MetaCommunications wants 25 new hires in Iowa City.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – MetaCommunications, an Iowa City software company, plans to hire an additional 25 people in the next year. MetaCommunications creates workflow automation software for marketing and creativity teams. The company recently brought in $8 m ...

GMM plans expansion in Independence.

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Greater Machining & Manufacturing Co. (GMM) is investing $2.5 million to expand its production capacity, purchasing machinery and equipment and  upgrading its research and development activities. GMM has been servicing the ae ...

Tyson beefs up production in Council Bluffs.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Tyson Foods is adding 60 jobs at one of its plants in Council Bluffs. Tyson officials recently announced that the plant is adding workers to help process pork chops and roasts in Council Bluffs. Tyson has operated the Council Blu ...

Mississippi River commerce valued at $400B.

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Commerce along the Mississippi River supports more than $400 billion in economic activity, according to a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The report, which was requested by a group of mayors meeting in Dubuque, said ...

BOGO Bowl wins award to break into new markets.

DES MOINES, Iowa — BOGO Bowl, a Des Moines-based pet food startup, has received a grant of $25,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. BOGO Bowl opened for business in 2012. The company sells pet food almost exclusively online. The company p ...

QFP creates 200 jobs in Denison.

DENISON, Iowa — Quality Food Processors (QFP) will add almost 200 jobs as a result of a planned $22.1 million facilities acquisition and expansion project in Denison. QFP makes bacon and cooked meats by processing on contract for brands such as King ...

Emmyon pioneers treatments for aging muscles.

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Researchers at Emmyon, a biotechnology startup, and the University of Iowa have identified two natural compounds from fruits and vegetables that combat atrophy of muscles. Emmyon is working to translate those compounds into nutritiona ...

An ocean in Iowa? Inland Sea plans aquaculture system.

AMES, Iowa — Inland Sea LLC is an Ames-based joint venture formed in 2014 between Heartland Global and Global Aquaponic Foods. The company is planning to build recirculating aquaculture system facilities for salmon production. The first facility will re ...

Kum & Go plans new Des Moines HQ.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Kum & Go will build a $151 million headquarters building in downtown Des Moines, relocating the company from West Des Moines. Kum & Go is a rapidly growing regional convenience store chain owned by Krause Holdings Inc. The Iow ...

Xpanxion plans expansion in Ames.

AMES, Iowa – Xpanxion, a software services company, plans to invest $360,000 to expand its training, research and development labs, and equip these areas with additional software, hardware and network infrastructure. Xpanxion provides software developme ...

Blue Bunny hops toward expansion plan in Le Mars.

LE MARS, Iowa — Wells Enterprises, maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, will expand its Le Mars facility, investing $19.3 million and adding 19 jobs. Wells Enterprises, Inc. manufactures ice cream products under several brand names, including Blue Bunny, Bo ...

GoDaddy.com goes bigger with Hiawatha facility.

HIAWATHA, Iowa — GoDaddy.com plans to invest $6 million to expand its customer care center in Hiawatha, adding 131 jobs. GoDaddy.com operates the world’s largest domain marketplace. With almost 13 million customers in 37 countries, the company provide ...

GAR-MRO adds aviation repair facility.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – GAR-MRO Services will build a new repair facility, investing $4.9 million and creating 29 jobs in West Des Moines. Headquartered in West Des Moines, GAR-MRO (Global Aviation Resources Maintenance Repair Overhaul) Services, Inc., ...