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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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"

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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.

Proposed workers’ compensation rates to decrease in 2018

Date: 
August 23, 2017

According to a new report from the Iowa Insurance Division, the state’s proposed workers’ compensation rates will decrease by 8.7% beginning January 1, 2018.

Iowa company adds hundreds of jobs

Date: 
August 23, 2017

Iowa's governor helped celebrate a major expansion of a Milford companyTuesday.

Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped by GrapeTree Medical Staffing. The company announced it will expand its headquarters, creating 200-300 new jobs.

Iowa employer unemployment insurance taxes to decrease in 2018

Date: 
August 18, 2017

Beginning January 1, Iowa employers will see unemployment insurance taxes decrease an average of 25% on 2018 wages.

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