Nominations are open for the Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year Award through Feb. 3. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in their organization and within the industry, an ability to bring innovative biotechnology products and services to the marketplace, and a commitment to advocate for Iowa’s biotechnology industry. The recipient […]

Carlisle-based wireless and wireline infrastructure company Murphy Tower Service has announced a new office location in Springfield, Tenn. It is the company’s ninth physical location across six states, including Nebraska, Missouri and Minnesota. The company’s three Iowa offices include two in Carlisle and another in Fairfax. The new building houses a training facility for the company’s tower […]

Bunker Labs Des Moines recently announced the graduation of four Central Iowa veterans from its Veterans in Residence (ViR) Program, an initiative that is offered nationwide. According to a news release, ViR is a six-month, early-stage business incubator that provides veteran and military family member entrepreneurs with business education, coworking space, a local entrepreneurial community and […]

2023 will bring Iowa’s innovation stakeholders some of the first opportunities to see the infusion of $96 million from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative in action. Announced in October 2022, the funding is distributed across four new programs, each taking a different angle on increasing funding access. Anna Lensing, innovation team project manager at […]

The Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef Co. has finalized the purchase of the site for its planned 2,000-head-per-day beef-processing facility in Mills County. The company completed the agreement to buy 132 acres from a private party on Dec. 30. The sale price was not disclosed. “Land purchases for projects of this size often take quite a while […]

BioConnect Iowa and its partners have announced the three Iowa companies that will take part in the fourth cohort of the Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator. According to a news release, the G2M Accelerator is designed to support Iowa companies developing technology-driven innovative products or services that have participated in another incubator, accelerator or business assistance program but could […]

Business leaders joined the Business Record’s 2023 Legislative Forecast event on Jan. 10 to provide a deeper look into the legislative priorities of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Iowa Business Council and the Technology Association of Iowa this session. In addition to conversations about multiple workforce topics, […]

The value of consistency in entrepreneurial ecosystems Submitted by Ben McDougal, ecosystem builder, Techstars Iowa; Midwest regional representative, 1 Million Cups TL;DRConsistency requires sacrifice, but such generosity builds trust, and over time it helps connect a more diversified, engaged and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Force is needed to move anything at rest. When it comes to building community (or […]