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Editorial: Economy continues to confuse

There are myriad economic indicators that business leaders gauge to help them thoughtfully navigate an uncertain economy. Unfortunately, these indicators continue to confuse rather...
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Welcoming refugees essential to Iowa’s economic future

Though it’s a long drive on I-80 between Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs, our regional economies face many of the same challenges and opportunities. Iowans...
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Will we relive the stagflation of the 1970s?

The world economy is facing slowing growth and rising inflation, raising concerns of a return to the stagflation of the 1970s, when steep interest...

The state of the agricultural economy

Iowa’s economy is particularly tied to agriculture. The state is the No. 1 U.S. producer of hogs and corn, and a leader in soybeans...

Local professors address supply chain’s ‘perfect storm’

Depending on your perspective, the phrase “supply chain” is among the global economy’s most pressing concerns, an oft-repeated phrase to summarize a variety of...

Reynolds announces plans to invest in water infrastructure, quality

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Dec. 8 a $100 million investment in water infrastructure and water quality efforts for the State of Iowa. Through a new...
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Iowa Leading Indicators Index gained momentum in October

The Iowa Leading Indicators Index (ILII) regained some momentum in October, according to the recently released Iowa Leading Indicators Index October 2021 Report. The report,...

Thank you, Iowa

The U.S. Small Business Administration has been on the front lines leading Iowa’s economic recovery the past two years. As we enter the final...

Pappajohn’s amazing legacy

We continue to believe that entrepreneurialism should be the primary economic development strategy for the Corridor region and the state of Iowa. Of course,...

Poll shows small businesses more cautious

The Q3 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI) finds that small business owners are increasingly cautious when it comes to plans...

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