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The Quad-Cities is in a great position to take advantage of Gov. Terry Branstad’s newly announced push to attract military veterans to Iowa. Branstad announced his plan on Tuesday, saying he hopes to raise $6 million in private funds for the five-year effort titled Home Base Iowa. The funds...

Release Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

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Jefferson, as much as any city in the state, is prepared to make Gov. Terry Branstad's Home Base Iowa initiative a home run for our military veterans as they transition from the fields of battle to successful...

Release Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

State officials and private companies are joining hands to attract veterans who are leaving military service to come to Iowa and bolster its workforce. Gov. Terry Branstad, joined by military veterans and Iowa business leaders, announced a jobs initiative targeted at military veterans at a news...

Release Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced a new plan Tuesday to help veterans join the Iowa workforce. It's called Home Base Iowa, and will match veterans with jobs available across Iowa. Home Base Iowa will raise private funds to support national targeted marketing efforts to veterans including in-...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A new “Home Base Iowa” initiative has been launched to try to lure soldiers leaving the military to Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad said the effort has “tremendous potential” to bring “tens of thousands” of new employees into the Iowa workforce.”These are the kinds of people that we want in Iowa...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad today launched a new public-private partnership designed to match military veterans with open job positions in the state. The initiative, called Home Base Iowa, will be chaired by Congressman Leonard Boswell and Casey's General Stores CEO Bob Myers. It will raise private...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad announced a new effort to recruit military veterans to live and work in Iowa at a news conference held Tuesday at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum on the Camp Dodge grounds. Branstad, a U.S. Army veteran, said he hopes to raise $6 million in private money for the five-year...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The day after Veterans Day Gov. Terry Branstad focused in on the problem of getting veterans back to work when they leave the service. Thousands of Iowans are returning from war. Hundreds of thousands of others could leave the military in the next few years as budget cuts reduce the size of...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gov. Branstad today launched an innovative new public-private partnership called Home Base Iowa, an effort that will match military veterans with jobs available across Iowa. Home Base Iowa will raise private funds to support national targeted marketing efforts to veterans, including in-person...

Release Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013