Posts Tagged ‘ Job Creation ’

Our Opportunity. Our Iowa. Our Results.

May 23, 2013
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Our Opportunity. Our Iowa. Our Results. Branstad hails landmark session achievements: Significant property tax relief, transformational education reform, meaningful health modernization that focuses on quality outcomes for low-income patients (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today commended the Iowa Legislature for working with them to enact significant property tax…

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MidAmerican Energy Announces $1.9 Billion Investment in Additional Wind Generation Capacity

May 8, 2013
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Plans to Build Up to 1,050 Megawatts Before Year-End 2015 MidAmerican Energy Company is announcing its 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. The wind expansion will enhance economic development and provide in excess of $360 million in additional…

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Branstad, Reynolds to announce state’s largest-ever economic development investment

May 8, 2013
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will announce a major economic development project today at 4 p.m. The announcement will livestream here: https://governor.iowa.gov/2013/05/watch-gov-branstad-and-lt-gov-reynolds-weekly-press-conference-live/ For media outlets wishing to embed on their sites: <iframe width=”480″ height=”302″ src=”http://www.ustream.tv/embed/8227286?v=3&amp;wmode=direct” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 0px none transparent;”>    </iframe><br /><a href=”http://www.ustream.tv/producer” style=”padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px;…

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Facebook chooses Iowa for next data center location

April 23, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Altoona’s Mayor Skip Conkling in officially welcoming Facebook to Iowa.  The social networking company, which helps more than 1 billion people around the world connect and share with each other, announced that it will build a new, state-of-the-art data center in Altoona. “Today’s announcement further…

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Governor Releases Findings of the Iowa Demonstration Fund Combined Economic and Fiscal Impact

April 8, 2013
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad released today the Iowa Demonstration Fund Combined Economic and Fiscal Impact study. The report is a third-party review that quantifies the impact of the Demonstration Fund on the Iowa economy. The report was authored by Econosult Solutions Inc. and was commissioned by the Iowa Innovation Corporation in partnership with the Iowa…

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Gov. Branstad to lead governors’ trade mission to China

April 1, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he will lead a trade delegation, including four governors, to China in mid-April. This brief trip to China was at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and will include meetings with senior government officials, current and potential business partners, a U.S. – China Governors…

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Branstad, Reynolds to visit Black Hawk, Grundy and Hardin counties Monday

March 21, 2013
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Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds will share their vision for Iowa in Black Hawk, Grundy and Hardin counties on Monday, March 25, 2013.   The following events are open to the media: Monday, March 25, 2013 Noon             Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds address Waterloo Downtown Rotary Club                         5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center…

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Local government officials agree: It’s time for property tax reform

March 11, 2013
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– Local elected officials joined Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at their weekly news conference this morning to express their support for the administration’s property tax reform plan. The officials note that the plan does not come at the expense of Iowa’s local governments. “If we do nothing, those hardworking Iowa taxpayers…

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Gov. Branstad to deliver Pottawattamie County Condition of the State Address

January 31, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad will deliver the Condition of the State address Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Council Bluffs Public Library. Council Bluffs is the latest community where Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds have shared their vision following the January 15thCondition of the State address in front of a joint session of…

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State partnering with Dwolla to provide innovative electronic payment option

January 22, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Dwolla founder Ben Milne to announce a new partnership to provide Iowa taxpayers with an innovative electronic payment option. Dwolla is a cash-based payment network that provides real-time, low cost, online and mobile payments. Instead of charging a floating percentage and…

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