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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 ...

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 ...

Kraft Heinz nets $15M to replace Davenport plant.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Kraft Heinz Foods Company will receive nearly $15 million in state and city incentives to construct a new manufacturing facility in Davenport. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has approved an incentive package amou ...

8040 Holdings to expand in Clive.

CLIVE, Iowa — A Clive vending company, 8040 Holdings Inc., plans to invest more than $5 million to expand its software platform and add a new product line. Founded in 1931, 8040 Holdings provides a full range of products and services to meet the needs ...

TrueNorth to remodel Cedar Rapids office, add 57 jobs.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — TrueNorth Insurance and Financial Strategies is planning a $2.5 million expansion of its downtown Cedar Rapids corporate headquarters. TrueNorth plans to build out 17,000 square feet of enclosed but unfinished space on the second f ...

GE to upgrade West Burlington facility.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – GE Industrial Solutions, a subsidiary of General Electric, will remodel and upgrade its West Burlington facility, investing more than $7 million and creating 128 jobs. GE Industrial Solutions provides customers across various ind ...

Ajinomoto set to build new plant in Eddyville.

EDDYVILLE, Iowa — Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. (AHI) plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Eddyville. AHI expects to invest $42 million in the project and create 10 additional permanent jobs. The Ajinomoto facility uses a fermentation process ...

Jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent in Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s jobless rate dropped slightly to 3.7 percent in August.  That was just down slightly from July’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. In August 2014, the state’s jobless rate was c ...

BirdDogHR bags funding for software development.

DES MOINES, Iowa — BirdDogHR, a Des Moines startup, recently received a $300,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The company recently moved into new headquarters in Urbandale with an eye toward adding up to 70 new personnel. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...