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IPPA announces 2018 Iowa Pork Congress

The following press release was originally posted on December 20, 2017 via Iowa Pork Producers Association The Iowa Pork Producers Association announced the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress will be held on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The event, touted as North America’s largest winter swine trade show and conference […]

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Economic development roadmap for bioscience in Iowa identifies four platforms

The following is an excerpt from a December 19, 2017 Governor’s press release. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), released an economic development roadmap for Iowa’s bioscience industry during a December 19th news conference.  IEDA and IIC hired TEConomy Partners, […]

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Panel: Iowa entrepreneurs find supportive business climate

The following is excerpted from an article originally posted on December 11, 2017 via Iowa Farm Bureau. A trio of Iowa entrepreneurs said the climate for business startups in Iowa is as good as anywhere in the country due to a number of programs that contribute to an ecosystem of support for fledgling businesses. The entrepreneurs, […]

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Iowa State Wins National Workforce Development Award

AMES, Iowa —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named Iowa State University the “talent” award winner during its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards on November 12 at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The APLU IEP Awards honor public universities actively engaged in and promoting regional economic development. The talent award won by […]

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Iowa State developing plans to advance Iowa’s bioscience economy

The following press release was originally posted on December 19, 2017 via Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds today released a study by the consulting firm TEConomy Partners that recommends four platforms for growing Iowa’s bioscience economy. Iowa State University has made investments and built strengths in three of the platforms – […]

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New CIRAS Funding ‘Embeds’ Iowa Manufacturers in Major Industrial Research

The following article was originally posted on December 14, 2017 via CIRAS Newswire AMES, IA – Iowa manufacturers now have improved access to future advancements in chemical and biochemical manufacturing because of a new grant awarded to Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and the Iowa State Bioeconomy Institute. The award, which […]

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Hill re-elected Iowa Farm Bureau President

The following is an excerpt from a press release originally posted on December 7, 2017 via Iowa Farm Bureau Craig Hill of Ackworth was re-elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) for a two-year term at the organization’s 99th Annual Meeting in Des Moines. Hill has served as IFBF president since 2011.  His Farm […]

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EPA Finalizes RFS Volumes for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volumes for 2019

The following is a press release originally posted on November 30, 2017 via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018, and biomass-based diesel for 2019. “Maintaining the renewable fuel standard at […]

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Iowa State University Awarded $406,569 to Support Food Tech Innovation Efforts in Central Iowa

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Iowa State University a $406,569 grant to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The ISU Startup Factory will lead the project, with other entrepreneurship partners on campus, aimed at supporting startups focusing on commercializing food technology innovations […]

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Alliant Energy and Ames Economic Development Commission partner to create job opportunities in central Iowa

The following is a press release originally posted on November 21, 2017 via Alliant Energy and Ames Economic Development Commission. AMES, Iowa – November 21, 2017 – Alliant Energy and Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) are partnering to develop a new industrial center that will create jobs and spur economic growth in the region. “This industrial […]