Category Archives: Iowa

Google data center grows to $2.5 billion investment.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Google will invest another $1 billion in its data center in Council Bluffs. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) approved an amendment to Google’s tax incentives previously granted. IEDA previously awarded Google $16. ...

Funnelwise to add 14 tech jobs in West Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Software developer Funnelwise was awarded $150,000 in direct financial assistance through the state’s High Quality Jobs Program, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The Des Moines-based c ...

Weiler to add 106 jobs with Knoxville expansion.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Weiler Inc., a manufacturer of heavy road building equipment, will expand its facility in Knoxville and add 106 jobs, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). Weiler expects to invest abou ...

EcoEngineers looks at dollar impact of biogas projects.

DES MOINES, Iowa – EcoEngineers has received funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to conduct feasibility studies for anaerobic digester projects in the state. According to a recent news release, IEDA granted the Des Moines compan ...

Immortagen nets grant for cancer treatment.

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Immortagen has won a grant to fund the development of a marketing plan for the company’s approach to cancer treatment. Immortagen is a consortium of researchers from the University of Iowa working to improve the effectiveness of can ...

Advanced Analytical Technologies to expand in Ankeny.

ANKENY, Iowa – Advanced Analytical Technologies plans to set up shop in offices leased from the Iowa State University Research Park in Ankeny. The move will allow the company to increase production as much as 50 percent, according to a recent news rele ...

Viewpoint wins IEDA demonstration award.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC was awarded a $100,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority through the state’s demonstration fund. The Iowa City startup plans to use the funds for equipment. Viewpoint develops pharma ...

Ruminate aims to make older homes smarter.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Ruminate won a $20,000 grant aimed at helping the company bring to market products that may turn older homes into “smart homes.” Based in Cedar Rapids, Ruminate builds and sells lamps that can monitor what goes on in a h ...

Pillar Technologies anchors redevelopment in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Pillar Technologies, a software development company, plans to open an office in an historic downtown building, spending nearly $700,000 in improvements to the property and creating at least 49 jobs. The Iowa Economic Development Autho ...

CF Industries continues Iowa plant expansion.

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa — CF Industries is in the midst of a major expansion at its fertilizer plant in Port Neal. Now in its second year, the project includes numerous cranes, including one that can lift 1,000 tons. A 93-foot-tall primary reformer is u ...

Union Tank Car expands Muscatine operation.

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Union Tank Car plans to expand its operations in Muscatine, investing $1.9 million and creating 10 new jobs. Union Tank Car, which inspects, cleans and repairs railroad tank cars, currently employs 20 workers at its Muscatine site. Bas ...

Hy-Vee says hi to 105 new employees.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee Supermarkets plans to expand its headquarters in West Des Moines, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). In an application for tax credits from IEDA, the supermarket chain o ...

Waverly to host Gentlemen of the Road in June.

WAVERLY, Iowa – Mumford & Sons’ Gentleman of the Road festival has chosen Waverly as one of just four North American stops this summer. An estimated 35,000 visitors will visit this small town of 10,000 people June 19-20. In addition to Mumford &a ...

Pear Deck to pitch at Google event for startups.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pear Deck will pitch at Google for Entrepreneurs Annual Demo Day in California in April. The Pear Deck team will make a presentation April 2 at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The event will feature 12 different start ...