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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched www.homebaseiowa.org, a new website for Home Base Iowa. The initiative is a new non-profit, private-public partnership that will recruit veterans and active duty service...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced a new Home Base Iowa marketing campaign to convince veterans of the benefits of working, studying and living in the state. The state already has a $5,000 tax credit for veterans who buy homes in Iowa. "We want to do everything we can to make Iowa a lead...

Release Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

A security firm and the Des Moines area’s largest private employer are the first companies to consider applying for Home Base Iowa Businesses designations, labeling them as employers with open positions for military veterans. The Conley Group, an Urbandale security services provider, is pursuing...

Release Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

This afternoon VFW met with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state’s new initiative to recruit veterans into the Iowa workforce. The program, called Home Base Iowa, was announced by Branstad in November alongside leaders from the Iowa veterans’...

Release Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced growing momentum in their Home Base Iowa initiative through a partnership with iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes, Clear Channel’s long-term public service campaign addressing the growing issue of U.S. veteran unemployment in communities across...

Release Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad Tuesday commended Greene County for taking a lead local role on implementing a state initiative to recruit returning American military men and women to Iowa for jobs.

"We appreciate the leadership of Greene County, and we hope many other communities and counties will...

Release Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad’s push to get veterans to live and work in Iowa continued Tuesday with the announcement of two special designations for Iowa businesses and communities. Branstad announced the Home Base program last month at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston. It’s a...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gov. Branstad used his weekly news conference this morning to announce two new programs as part of the Home Base Iowa initiative: Home Base Iowa Businesses and Home Base Iowa Communities. The governor noted that while Home Base Iowa was announced just three weeks ago, the program has already...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The state is planning to offer a special designation to businesses and communities that take new steps to lure veterans to settle in Iowa — and officials in the Jefferson area hope to be the first to earn the new “Home Base Community” status. The governor announced the “Home Base Iowa”...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad announced new components to his Home Base Iowa initiative that aim to market Iowa businesses and communities as centers of opportunity for military veterans. The new programs would designate the businesses and communities as part of the Home Base initiative as long as they...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013