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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

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

We have the sluggers on deck. Our bullpen is stocked with strong-armed hurlers.

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

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