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Katie Wiedemann, KCRG
November 21, 2014

Iowa is officially recognizing Dubuque County for the job opportunities the community has in place for veterans. The county is a Home Base Iowa Community. It’s the 5th community and first major metro area in the state to earn the...

Release Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

By: Mediacom Newsleaders
November 20, 2014

Home Base Iowa Co-Chair and former Congressman Leonard Boswell talks about Home Base Iowa on MediaCom Newsleaders:

Release Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

By: Robert Lowe, KTIV
November 11, 2014

The City of Sioux City and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority to encourage local businesses to hire veterans.

On Tuesday, IEDA Director Debi Durham spoke at the...

Release Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

By: Courtney Johns, WHO 13
November 11, 2014

In recent years the veteran unemployment rate has improved, but officials say joining the workforce after serving isn’t easy. On Tuesday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a job fair for veterans at the Iowa State...

Release Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

By: Amanda Ragan, Mason City Globe Gazette
November 16, 2014

In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families.

In 2010, Iowa became the first...

Release Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014

KMEG/Siouxland News
November 11, 2014

Here in Siouxland, Veterans' Day activities included the City of Sioux City, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce announcing their commitment to become a certified "Home Base Iowa Community."...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

By: Dave Dreeszen​, Sioux City Journal
November 10, 2014

Sioux City leaders are stepping up efforts to recruit more employers for a state program that seeks to find private-sector jobs for military veterans.

At a news conference Tuesday that will coincide with...

Release Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

October 7, 2014

A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ranks all 50 states in nine different categories.  Iowa is in the top five best states overall.

Read more: ...

Release Date: Monday, November 10, 2014


DES MOINES - In response to Hilton Worldwide's Operation: Opportunity Initiative launched in 2013, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) partnered with the organization to spearhead the donation of millions of Hilton HHonors Points...

Release Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

BY DAVE DREESZEN - SIOUX CITY JOURNAL Sunday, May 11, 2014 SIOUX CITY | Karl Stodden sustained a severe hip injury during a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011. As he rehabbed in a community-based Warrior Transition Unit, the U.S. Army reconnaissance infantry squad leader accepted an opportunity...

Release Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014