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Charles W. Fluharty, University of Iowa professor who is the CEO and president of Rural Policy Research Institute, addressed the annual meeting of Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD) at Schroeder Hall in Wall Lake, with the take away message of "the future of the nation is much more in the hands of rural Americans than urban centers." Read more »

Adair County Free Press Annual Dinner Daily Times Herald Guthrie Center Times Western Iowa Advantage WIAD

 

The U.S. 30 Coalition of Iowa brought a statewide group to Capitol with elected officials and business leaders coming from Carroll, Jefferson, Clinton, Missouri Valley, the Cedar Rapids area, DeWitt and Glidden. The mission: make the case for the full four-laning of Highway 30 across Iowa — the upgrading of 156.7 miles of two-lane federal roadway. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Glidden Greene County Highway 30 Highway 30 Coalition Jefferson Transportation

 

The Small Business Administration named Ben Puck, founder and president of Puck Customer Enterprises in Manning, as the "Iowa Small Business Person of the Year." Read more »

Audubon County Award Ben Puck Daily Times Herald Manning PCE Puck Custom Enterprises SBA Small Business Award

 

Progress continues in Audubon on the Rose Theatre, mainly on the interior of the structure currently. In less than a year the building has been given a new roof and has been gutted down to the rafters, concrete floors and brick walls interiorly. Read more »

Audubon Audubon County Community Development Daily Times Herald Rose Theatre

 
Local Flair owner Betsy Carter stands among just some of the collectibles and one-of -a-kind items available for sale in Audubon’s newest business.

Downtown Audubon is home to a new business breathing life into one of the once-empty buildings located on the south side of the city square: Local Flair. Read more »

Audubon Audubon County Business Spotlight Daily Times Herald Local Flair

 
The merger between Farmers Coop. and West Central Coop. creates the nation’s 7th-largest ag cooperative. West Central Coop. has an 80 year history and was headquartered in Ralston for many years.

The leaders of Ralston-based West Central Cooperative and Farmers Cooperative Co. in Ames inked a final merger agreement today, making the newly formed Landus Cooperative the seventh-largest grain company in North America. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Farmers Cooperative grain company Greene County Guthrie County Landus Cooperative Merger Ralston West Central Cooperative

 
Sen. Charles Grassley speaks to employees of Scranton Manufacturing during a visit to Scranton. Grassley also toured the plant, which makes New Way refuse haulers.

Following a walking look at the refuse-truck manufacturer’s sprawling Scranton complex, Vice President of Operations Jim Ober announced that the company posted a record month in March during a visit by Senatpr Grassley. Scranton Manufacturing will ship 102 vehicles. The highest number prior to that: 74. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Douglas Burns Greene County record month Scranton Scranton Manufacturing Senator Grassley Success Stories

 

Since opening on July 13, the casino has averaged 12,500 casino-floor patrons a week, or about 25 percent more than Wild Rose Emmetsburg, a facility the gaming operator and its allies used for many comparisons during the Jefferson campaign. This success makes Wild Rose Jefferson the perfect location for the GCDC Annual Dinner. Read more »

Annual Dinner Daily Times Herald Greene County Development Corporation Jefferson Herald Wild Rose Jefferson

 
Wild Rose Jefferson General Manager Mike Couch (right) leads Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich (left) and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Director Rod Roberts (center) on a tour of Wild Rose.

Wild Rose Jefferson’s initial monthly state filing shows that the casino pulled in $1.4 million in gaming revenue during its first half month of operations as 29,524 customers hit the gambling floor Read more »

Daily Times Herald gaming revenue Greene County Jefferson Wild Rose Wild Rose Casino

 
Conrad Kramer, executive director of Whiterock Conservancy, holds a pair of scissors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Backcountry Trail System.

Whiterock Conservancy officially opened its new Backcountry Trail System Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of community leaders from Carroll, Greene and Guthrie counties. These new trails, located east of Coon Rapids in the sweeping and picturesque Whiterock terrain, will provide increased access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians to enjoy the amazing diversity of landscapes, Whiterock advocate say. Read more »

Backcountry Trail System Coon Rapids Daily Times Herald Guthrie County Recreation Trail Expansion Whiterock Conservancy

 

Gov. Terry Branstad and Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, tell Daily Times Herald that they’ve been having conversations with Iowa ag businesspeople about possible ways the Hawkeye State could take advantage of the increasingly desperate water problem facing California, one of the nations’ biggest agricultural regions. Read more »

Bill Northey California drought Daily Times Herald Governor Branstad Iowa opportunities

 
Various species inhabit the wetland areas of Dunbar Slough in western Greene County.

The Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area, at the moment, is a 2,134-acre public wetland complex, nestled within the Prairie Pothole Region and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as wildlife and hunting areas. But advocates are working to have the area designated as a National Wildlife Refuge, drawing federal funds to purchase more land and expand the area — eventually including both public and private land and greatly expanding the space available for wildlife habitats and hunting. Read more »

Attraction Daily Times Herald Dunbar Slough Greene County Guthrie Center Times Guthrie County Vedette National Wildlife Designation The Jefferson Herald Wildlife Management Area

 
Darko Bilic and Puck Custom Enterprises founder Ben Puck christen the company’s first retail store, located in Croatia.

Puck Custom Enterprises is poised to take advantage of the growing Eastern European market for swine technology. Read more »

Audubon County business expansion Croatia Daily Times Herald Manning overseas expansion Puck Custom Enterprises Success Stories

 

Greene County’s lead economic-development official says he’s getting at least a phone call a day from people seeking rental housing in Jefferson. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Greene County Greene County Development Corporation Housing Shortage Jefferson Jefferson Herald Ken Paxton

 

A long-awaited job fair Thursday and Friday for the casino and resort drew hundreds from throughout Greene County and surrounding counties hoping to snag some benefits with their payout. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Greene County Jefferson Job Fair The Jefferson Herald Wild Rose Casino

 

In a special edition of the Daily Times Herald, featuring business updates, a recent visit with Gov. Terry Branstad to Puck Custom Enterprises was highlighted, reporting the businesses successes. Read more »

Audubon County Daily Times Herald Governor Branstad Puck Custom Enterprises

 

In a special edition of the Daily Times Herald, economic development projects in Audubon County were highlighted. Read more »

Audubon County Audubon County Economic Development business recruitment childcare Daily Times Herald housing roads

 

A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month. Read more »

Daily Times Herald interest rate unemployment rate

 

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, in her first official visit to Greene County, mingled Tuesday in Jefferson with more than 50 veterans and economic development advocates before participating in a program on Home Base Iowa, a state initiative to recruit returning military men and women. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Greene County Home Base Iowa Jefferson Sen. Ernst The Jefferson Herald veterans

 

After more than 10 years of co-branding planters with Bauer Built Manufacturing Inc., John Deere is looking to purchase the Iowa-based company's assets. Read more »

Bauer Built Daily Times Herald Greene County John Deere Paton

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