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Hotel, events center planned for EG

Chad Thompson EAGLE GROVE — A new hotel and events center is being planned just south of the Dollar General store in Eagle Grove, according to Bryce Davis, Wright County economic development director. Davis said a hotel feasibility study was conducted earlier in the year. “We realized through that study that Eagle Grove would be […]

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Company to increase production in Pocahontas

Bill Shea POCAHONTAS — A maker of truck bodies commonly used by utility companies is moving more of its production work from Texas to Pocahontas, company leaders announced. “The move reflects our continued dedication to a better production process and to faster turn-around times for our customers,” Gary Heisterkamp, the president of BrandFX, said in […]

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Iowa plant receives EPA approval for cellulosic production

By Edeniq Inc. | October 13, 2017 Edeniq’s pilot plant. Edeniq Inc. Edeniq Inc., a leading cellulosic and biorefining technology company, recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa Falls, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology. Iowa Falls is […]

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After Apple deal, tax incentives face scrutiny

Erin Murphy – Oct 7, 2017 DES MOINES — States are willing to give a little money to get a few jobs, and Iowa is no exception. But Iowa’s various economic development programs, which each year dole out hundreds of millions of dollars in tax relief to businesses looking to move or grow here, have […]