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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.

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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

October 27, 2014

Governor Terry Branstad announced another component of the “Home Base Iowa” program today which allows Iowa colleges and universities become certified to educate veterans in an effort to lure them to the state. Branstad says the schools...

Release Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

Read or watch Iowa Public Radio's recent story on Home Base Iowa at

Release Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014

BY MATTHEW PATANE- DES MOINES REGISTER Monday, June 23, 2014 Iowa has joined with hotel chain Hilton Worldwide to offer millions of Hilton points to U.S. military members for free stays at Hilton hotels while job hunting. Hilton is offering the rewards through its Honors Points program. Military...

Release Date: Friday, May 23, 2014

BY DAVID PITT - ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, May 11, 2014 One of the centerpieces of Gov. Terry Branstad’s goals for the Legislature this year was to make Iowa more attractive to veterans returning home from military service. The initiative he called Home Base Iowa passed with broad support and is...

Release Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Guest Opinion: Join the Home Base Iowa initiative BY ROBERT J. MYERS & LEONARD BOSWELL Friday, April 04, 2014 9:47 AM The Iowa Business Council (IBC) recently announced a partnership with the Home Base Iowa initiative to recruit veterans and active duty service members for private sector job...

Release Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Maj. Gen. Tim Orr does not lead a normal business. Even so, as the adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard — essentially a 9,400-employee "company" based in Johnston — Orr has to contend with many of the same issues other chief executives deal with. He has to keep a balance between his...

Release Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014