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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 […]

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ISU RESEARCH PARK AWARDED $200,000 EIA GRANT TO EXPAND ISU STARTUP FACTORY

Contact:   Julie Lelonek Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations 515-294-1562/jlelonek@iastate.edu Mon, Aug 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISU RESEARCH PARK AWARDED $200,000 EIA GRANT TO EXPAND ISU STARTUP FACTORY AMES, Iowa (August 21, 2017) – The Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) today announced it received a $200,000 grant to expand the ISU Startup […]

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50 years of medicine

JOE SUTTER -Submitted photo The Pocahontas Community Hospital, which opened in 1967, is pictured today. POCAHONTAS — When Dr. James Gannon practiced medicine in Pocahontas, sending a patient to a hospital involved a lot of travel. “Before the hospital in Pocahontas was built, he would have to travel to Fort Dodge, Storm Lake or Spencer,” […]

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Going Upstairs

By Sara Konrad Baranowski May 16, 2017 Refinished hardwood floors. Functioning transom windows. Refurbished skylights. Those who toured seven new downtown Iowa Falls apartments Monday afternoon were wowed by the workmanship and the attention to detail in a project that was only possible because of a partnership between local building owners and state government officials. […]

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FOCAL on LOCAL

America’s SBDC Iowa promotes May 6 to celebrate Iowa’s Small Businesses  AMES, Iowa – Small businesses are an important part of our communities.  They play a central role to health and well-being of the state Iowa.  To recognize the contributions of small businesses in Iowa, America’s SBDC Iowa has designated Saturday, May 6 as Focal […]

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Prestage’s pork processing plant means dollars, jobs; Fort Dodge expected to see highest population increase

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Ernie Goss, economist, talks about the impact that the Prestage pork processing plant will have on the 10 county region encompassing Fort Dodge during an economic impact study presentation inside the BioSciene and Health Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College Thursday morning. CHAD THOMPSON Prestage Foods of Iowa’s incoming multi-million-dollar […]