Category Archives: Other State News

Craft beers brew up $100M Iowa industry.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board offered up refreshing news recently: The economic impact of the craft brewing industry in Iowa exceeded $100 million in 2014. Data showed that Iowa’s craft brewing industry also generated 1,500 ...

Iowa jobless rate pegged at 3.8 percent.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in April, its lowest level in seven years. According to data from Iowa Workforce Development, the state’s jobless rate was 4 percent in March and 4.4 percent in April 2014. That’s the ...

Iowa small businesses added 81K jobs, says UNI study.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2015 Iowa Small Business Report reveals that 30 percent of small businesses in Iowa added jobs in 2014. The annual report, released by the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation, measures sa ...

Rüster Sports wins grant for new inner tube.

DES MOINES –  Rüster Sports will received a $25,000 award from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to develop a new bicycle inner tube meant for racing tires. The grant was made through the Proof of Commercial Relevance Fund, a program to p ...

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