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ECICOG doubles revolving loan fund with $4.25M award

The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) has been awarded $4.25 million for the Business Assistance Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance. 

Alliant named a Top Utility in Economic Development

Alliant Energy has been named a Top Utility in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine.

Small business relief coming for bars and taverns

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program will be reopened to provide relief grants to bars, taverns and other establishments impacted by the Aug. 27 COVID-19 disaster proclamation

Xtream Arena plans grand opening celebrations

Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville are preparing for a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebrations.

NPR podcast host participating in NewBoCo virtual event

NewBoCo has announced that Guy Raz, the host of NPR’s popular business podcast, “How I Built This,” will participate in a virtual event on Oct. 1.

Federal disaster assistance extended to 10 Iowa counties

Homeowners and renters in 10 more Iowa counties, including Benton and Cedar counties in the Corridor, may now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance for losses resulting from the devastating derecho on Aug. 10.

TrueNorth names Mertz vice president of benefits division  

TrueNorth announces that Benefits Principal and Practice Leader Kyle Mertz has assumed the role of executive vice president of the benefits division.

Hotel report shows dire numbers since start of pandemic

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has released an analysis on the economic and human struggle of the hotel industry six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

ProCircular secures 2020’s Fastest Growing title

Aaron Warner learned a valuable lesson from his former boss, Integrated DNA Technologies Founder Dr. Joseph Walder: You can make any company look like it’s on the verge of becoming the next big thing. Or you can build a company that is the next big thing.

MEDCO launches loan program for businesses

Marion Economic Development Corp. has partnered with three community banks to launch the Derecho Storm Business Recovery Loan Program.

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