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No New Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Applications Accepted From Close of Business Nov. 21 Through Start of Business Dec. 1

To implement regulation-related conversion changes that will streamline processing and save lenders time and money, USDA Rural Development will not accept new Single Family Housing Guaranteed loan applications from the close of business on November 21, 2014, through the start of business on December 1, 2014. To prepare for the December 1st conversion to the new 7 CFR […]

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Bomgaars locates new retail store in Humboldt Business Park

Bomgaars announced plans to build a new store in the Humboldt Business Park in September of 2013 with construction to begin immediately. The 27,000 sq foot building was completed and opened in July 2014. Bombers acquired the Humboldt store in October of 2012 when they purchased five Shopper’s Supply stores. The land-locked location did not […]

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Housing Summit held November 6

November 6, the Housing Committee hosted the Housing Roundtable at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge. Dani Eisentrager, Jerry Maier, Mike Boyd and Mayor Sandy McGrath, all from Eagle Grove, shared information on abandoned and dangerous Buildings including how to remove them and the proper procedures to follow. They answered questions from those in attendance as […]

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Sister’s Homestyle Entrees

Sister’s Homestyle Entrees recently announced their plans to purchase a former manufacturing facility in Humboldt owned by the Humboldt County Development Association in preparation for a major expansion. Deb Davis, owner of Sister’s, has a passion for good, quality food and started her business with that in mind. Sister’s makes frozen meals to go for […]

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Small Business Development Center Update 

Jamie Kilian and Stefanie Boeckman are the new faces to the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center. They are working to assist both existing and new clients throughout their 10 county region. Jamie Kilian has been named Director for the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center where she will counsel and assist small […]

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Metal Tech in Iowa Falls Expands

It was 1994. Joe Longobardi met a couple of guys who had an idea to produce metal reinforced sealing materials — gaskets. That idea turned into Metal Tech Industries (MTI) with Longobardi taking the big chance to see the idea through to reality. Today, work is progressing on a $3 million to $5 million expansion […]

PICTURED (from left to right): Feike Sijbesma – DSM CEO & Chairman; His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands; and Jeff Broin – POET Founder and Chairman of the Board participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Project LIBERTY on September 3, 2014 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
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Project Liberty Grand Opening

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, proved its revolutionary technology that converts agricultural residue into renewable fuel at the Grand Opening of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg last Wednesday. The plant, named “Project LIBERTY,” was formally opened in the presence of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, U.S. […]

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Webster City sells the former Beam Building

Farms said the property will be used to expand aquaculture in the area. Present at the contract signing were Keith Driver of VeroBlue Farms, Leslie Wulf of Wulfbank Capital and Mark Nelson and Jeff Nelson of Iowa’s First. Details have not been released and we will continue to update you with further news. Our thanks […]

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Fifteen Iowa Community Colleges get federal grants

Business Record Daily PM, September 30, 2014 –  The federal government today announced $450 million in training grants for 270 community colleges in Iowa and other states. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is administered by the education and labor departments. The […]