DES MOINES, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds announced $5 million in funding from the Corona Virus Relief Fund to support the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Grant applications open today and will provide funding opportunities for employers, employer consortiums, community organizationsn and non-profits, to provide training, books, tools, and wrap-around support for Iowan

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Tikly, a graduate of Des Moines’ StartUpCity initiative, is doubling down on its efforts to support musicians and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic through a free tool called the “Virtual Tip Jar.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 21, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, August 9, and Saturday, August 15, was 6,544. There were 5,828 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 716 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for August 9-15 was 83,610, a decrease of 8,490 from the previous week. 

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 13, 2020) — The Quad Cities Chamber on Thursday honored the Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at its 2020 Annual Celebration presented by TBK Bank.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 6, 2020) — The Quad Cities Chamber will host its virtual Annual Celebration, presented by TBK Bank, 1:30-2:30PM, Thursday, August 13, 2020.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (August 6, 2020) An independent analysis conducted by Berkeley Research Group (BRG) in conjunction with Ariel R Belasen, Professor at SIUE, shows that passage of the graduated-income tax on the November ballot would have devastating consequences to Illinois’ economy, consumers, and jobs.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 23, 2020) — The Quad Cities region has been ranked in the top 10 for economic growth in the Midwest and the top 50 in the country in Area Development's 2019 Leading Metro Locations report.Released in early 2020, the Quad Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranked

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 17, 2020)  The Quad City Area REALTORS® today announced it will leverage a grant it received from the National Association of Realtors to help revitalize and repair damages in Rock Island in the wake of recent racial-injustice demonstrations.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, July 5, and Saturday, July 11, was 11,125. There were 10,369 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 756 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for July 5-11 was 137,036.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2020) Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans registered the second-highest amount of new business entities in state history during the 2020 fiscal year. 24,481 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s Office between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The mark is just shy of the record high of 24,720, set in Fiscal Year 2019.

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