Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

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From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation. Read: Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation at BusinessFacilities.com. Advanced Manufacturing Agriculture Biotech & Pharma Chemicals Energy Featured Iowa Renewable Energy Retail biochemicals corporate expansion Iowa Economic Development Authority Iowa State University research Sponsored Content STEM Technology

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Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds welcomes Apple CEO Tim Cook to Iowa, as a new Apple data center is announced. Apple announced it will build a new $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, which will be 100 percent powered by wind energy. Click the map to search Iowa Certified Sites.

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Iowa Is Built for Business

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Read Iowa Is Built for Business on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. With certified sites of up to 600 acres available for shovel-ready projects and innovative targeted tax credits, the Hawkeye State is soaring above the competition.

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BF Location Video: Iowa: Ready For Business

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Iowa offers opportunities as far as the eye can see, especially in bioscience, advanced manufacturing and finance. Read BF Location Video: Iowa: Ready For Business on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Iowa DOT orders demo, rebuild of part of $23M bridge

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Officials said the repairs that Minnowa Construction will have to pay for and make include correcting bridge piers and abutments

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Facebook building $1.5B Iowa data center expansion

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Local media reported that the Des Moines-area project is already Facebook's largest construction site in the world

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Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

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Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments originally appeared on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Aerial view of Des Moines River at Des Moines, Iowa. Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Iowa.

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State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

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State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. If you think Iowa is about corn, you’re right. If, however, you think Iowa is all agriculture, you’re wrong. Much of what you know about Iowa is true.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Spread to Iowa

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More than 50 protesters briefly stopped construction at Dakota Access pipeline worksites Saturday in west central Iowa, and two were arrested. The Des Moines Register reports 50 protesters from the Bold Iowa and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement groups stopped equipment working on the Dakota Access pipeline construction in west central Iowa

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Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

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Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Daily News Featured Post Iowa Online Features Quality Of Life U.S. Plains American Society of Landscape Architects Blog-June-2015 Conservation Design Forum Green Streets Pilot Project Iowa Department of Economic Development Iowa Economic Development Authority West Union

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Rethinking prison design: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

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Eight years ago, when the state of Iowa moved to replace its outdated women’s prison, Warden Patti Wachtendorf was explicit about her vision for the new facility. “I

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State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions

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State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Fiscal stability, a low cost of doing business and a skilled workforce are a formula for growth in the Hawkeye State.

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IEDA Funding, Tax Breaks Spur Job Creation in Iowa

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T he Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board recently awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects. SIX IOWA STARTUPS GET A BOOST. IEDA Funding, Tax Breaks Spur Job Creation in Iowa.

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Apple Investing $1.3B in Iowa Data Center

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority and Governor Kim Reynolds have announced Apple plans to build a $1.3 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa.

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Iowa bets on $2B road program and dual, divided highway

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The highway portion of the project will eventually separate 100,000 motorists a day via local and express lanes to keep traffic moving

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Alcoa Announces Investment In Iowa Aerospace Manufacturing Plant

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Alcoa Announces Investment In Iowa Aerospace Manufacturing Plant appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Davenport, IA facility positions Alcoa to continue capturing growth in aerospace and industrial sectors.

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Apple Investing $1.3 Billion in Iowa Data Center

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority and Governor Kim Reynolds have announced Apple plans to build a $1.3 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa.

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U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

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Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands. Read: U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals at BusinessFacilities.com.

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GE To Add 120 Jobs, Invest $7.4M In Iowa Manufacturing Facility

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In Iowa Manufacturing Facility appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Daily News Featured Post Iowa Manufacturing Online Features U.S. Plains blog-Nov-2015 Capital Investment electrical equipment expansion GE Iowa Department of Economic Development manufacturingBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. GE’s Industrial Solutions business will invest $7.4

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1,000 Wind Turbines OK'd to Grow in Iowa

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The Iowa Utilities Board has approved MidAmerican Energy's wind turbine project will generate enough power for 800,000 household by 2020

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BUSINESS REPORT: Iowa — MidAmerican Invests $1.9 Billion In New Capacity

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MidAmerican wind generators near Pomeroy, Iowa. MidAmerican Energy Company plans to add up to 1,050 megawatts of wind generation, consisting of up to 656 new wind turbines, in Iowa by year-end 2015. Terry Branstad, a champion for wind energy in Iowa, commented on the proposal. “As

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Iowa Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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A comprehensive list of Iowa financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. Iowa Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities

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Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Biotech And Pharma Business Report Featured Post Iowa Magazine Magazine Highlights Research And Development U.S. Plains Ames BF-Jan/Feb-2015 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Fort Dodge Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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Iowa Program Introduces Low-Income Women To Heavy Equipment Jobs

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Iowa Workforce Development , IowaWORKS and Hawkeye Community College are using a $75,000 Walmart Foundation grant to introduce low-income Iowa women to high-growth construction jobs.

Kraft Heinz meat processing and packaging facility occupies 70 acre plot in Davenport, Iowa

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Designed and built by Gray Construction, Kraft Heinz’s new 382,157-sf meat processing and packaging facility in Davenport, Iowa occupies a 70-acre site in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center.

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Iowa DOT Chief Steps Down

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Paul Trombino, director of the Iowa Dept. of Transportation for the past five years, has announced that he will leave his post on Nov. 28, 2016

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Iowa Landowners File Suit to Stop Pipeline Construction

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Nine Iowa landowners filed suit Friday against the Iowa Utilities Board saying the planned underground crude oil pipeline to be built by Dakota Access LLC doesn't qualify as a public utility and should not be granted the use of eminent domain rights.

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Is it Legal for Iowa's DOT to Write Tickets?

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Peyton Atzen, a 16-year old student at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, decided to fight a speeding ticket he received from an Iowa DOT officer, citing a 70-year old Iowa Supreme Court case that said DOT officers have limited ticketing authority that does not include speeding or arrests

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Transportation Plan Sparks Backlash In Iowa Legislature

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That was the blunt assessment offered Thursday by Iowa Rep. Plain and simple,” said Byrnes, who chairs the Iowa House’s transportation policy committee but is not a member of the budget committee . . “It’s crap.”.

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$1 Billion Project To Put Wind Beneath Iowa Utility's Wings

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One of the largest single investments in Alliant Energy’s multiyear plan to create cleaner and more efficient ways to generate electricity will be a $1-billion expansion of an Iowa wind farm, adding 500 MW of capacity to the 200 MW now in place

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Dakota Access Pipeline Poor Construction Practices Angering Iowa Landowners

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A northwest Iowa rancher was so fed up from his cattle repeatedly escaping that he mailed a bill to the pipeline company for the costs of constantly chasing his animals A landowner grew so frustrated with Dakota Access Pipeline workers that she delivered a garbage bag to county supervisors full of metal debris collected from her fields.

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Online Collaborative Planning in Iowa

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A national team of professionals used an annual bike-ride across Iowa as the motivation to show that bicycle community development can provide economic and health benefits if supported properly. The community-driven planning exercise volunteered by buildingSMART alliance™ members focused on the Quad Cities region of Iowa where the 8,500 bicyclists ended their ride on Saturday, July 26. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

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Update: Equipment Arson Strikes Iowa Pipeline Protests

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Arson was reported at a Dakota Access site in Iowa on Saturday. In a news release Monday, Oct. 17, Dakota Access LLC said intentional burning of construction equipment has caused millions of dollars in damages. Dakota Access and contractor Precision Pipeline said the companies are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of arsonists who burned the equipment. Dakota Access established a vandalism hotline for information related to pipeline vandalism.

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Iowa Judge Dismisses Cherokee County Lawsuits Against Pipeline

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Iowa Contractor VP Admits Falsified Invoices

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Contractor Admits Inflated Cost

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Best Project – Higher Education/Research: University of Iowa Visual Arts Building

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The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building is a work of art, itself. The 126,000-sq-ft, four-story building is designed around a central atrium that daylights the whole building

Iowa geo tax credit provides stopgap for federal incentive

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On the last day of its 2016 session, the Iowa Legislature passed HF 2468, which provides for a 10% standalone tax credit for residential installations of geo-thermal heat pumps.

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