Iowa

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Iowa.

Dow, DuPont Agriculture Company Reveals Corporate Locations

Dow, DuPont Reveal Agriculture Company Locations

The planned separation of DowDupont into three companies will create an Agriculture company corporate headquarters in Wilmington, DE with Global Business Centers in Indianapolis, IN and Johnston, IA.
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September/October 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 5)

Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.
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State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.
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GE To Add 120 Jobs, Invest $7.4M In Iowa Manufacturing Facility

GE’s Industrial Solutions business will invest $7.4 million in its West Burlington, IA manufacturing facility and create 120 new jobs.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.
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Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

The green pilot program will assist the community in creating sustainable practices including energy efficient measures for local businesses and green infrastructure in many projects across the city.
2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.
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Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes a major capital investment in its animal health facilities in Fort Dodge and Ames.
Iowa is meeting businesses’ growing needs for highly skilled workers, like the technicians pictured here. Nearly 33 percent of Iowans ages 25 to 34 hold bachelor’s degrees. Iowa’s refundable tax credit on R&D activities has allowed many bioscience companies to build new research centers.

State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions

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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Alcoa Announces Investment In Iowa Aerospace Manufacturing Plant

Davenport, IA facility positions Alcoa to continue capturing growth in aerospace and industrial sectors.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.
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Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth

An energy revolution is sweeping across the U.S., creating thousands of jobs and making it likely we’ll achieve the long-sought goal of energy independence by 2020 or sooner.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

Riding the Wind

Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

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

The company plans to increase its wind generation in Iowa by 1,050 megawatts by 2015.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Facebook Announces New Data Center For Altoona, IA

Wind energy is one of the factors behind Facebook's decision to locate its latest data center in Iowa.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

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March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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