Competitive Business Environment

That’s a wrap! Gov. Reynolds completes 99 county tour in under 200 days

November 30, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds completed her 99 county tour for 2017 on Thursday, Nov. 30, at Carver’s Ridge in Corning in Adams County.

Gov. Reynolds restarted her 99 county tour after being sworn in as governor on May 24. She held 303 public events in 189 days.

Tax reform: make the code fairer, simpler, more competitive

November 29, 2017

From the field to the factory floor to the office, the way business is done has changed in countless ways since 1986, the last time the U.S. tax code was overhauled.

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on newly released federal tax reform framework

September 27, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Wednesday on the newly released federal tax reform framework introduced by President Trump and Republican congressional leadership:                            

Tyson expanding in Waterloo, plans to add 245 new jobs

September 22, 2017

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is planning to create a 245 new jobs with a $28 million expansion of its Waterloo pork processing plant.

MN to IA: You're "kicking our tails"

September 22, 2017

Jobs, investments — and low electricity rates

In addition to having created thousands of jobs and $13.5 billion in economic investments, Iowa residents enjoy some of the lowest electricity rates in the country.

U.S. Powertrain relocates corporate headquarters to Iowa

September 13, 2017

"(Spirit Lake City Administrator Gregg) Owens described the workforce (U.S. Powertrain President Chris) Kabele has brought with him as a motivated and high-quality one. The city administrator said he would not be surprised if the business continued to expand in the near future.

Apple's Waukee data center deal is a win-win for Iowa

August 30, 2017

The Register would have you believe that the state of Iowa and city of Waukee are giving Apple $213 million. Far from it!

Why Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google are flocking to Iowa

August 28, 2017

The Midwestern state is the prime location for renewable energy projects. Iowa passed one of the first Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the country in 1983. The state is also ranked first in the U.S.