MākuSafe Corp. announced May 23 a partnership with Wesco International Inc. that will integrate MākuSafe’s wearable device with Wesco’s product offerings and supply chain expertise. Wesco is a Fortune 500 company offering electrical, industrial, and communications products and services for safety solutions to businesses worldwide. The collaboration will aim to deliver benefits such as reduced […]

The Liechtenstein Group, an international group of companies and investment platform owned by the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein, is making a lead investment in PowerPollen’s next funding round of $24.4 million. PowerPollen, based in Ames, has developed a pollination technology that collects and preserves pollen for up to four years. It can then be applied at the […]

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is hosting a real estate class series led by Iowa Center board member and CBRE Senior Vice President Bill Wright. The three classes are aimed at small businesses that are thinking about making the transition into a brick-and-mortar space. All classes will be held in person from 3-4:30 p.m. […]

IEDA also approves five awards to startups A Meta subsidiary’s plan for an $800 million data center project in Davenport will receive a $161 million local property tax exemption through the state’s High Quality Jobs program. The Iowa Economic Development Authority board voted Friday to approve the tax exemption request of 60% over 20 years […]

Des Moines Independent Community School District recently unveiled a newly constructed barn for agriculture and horticulture students at Central Campus to gain experience in what it’s like to work in the agriculture industry. The new barn will be open for all students in the metro area who choose the Central Campus Ag program. According to […]

The Biden-Harris administration is now accepting nominations of innovators who are making a positive impact in their rural communities to be recognized by the White House through the Rural Innovators Initiative. Nominations of individuals of all ages, including youth leaders, are welcome. Nominees could be engaged in either the public and private sectors, including local, […]

Cedar Rapids-based Involta is now ark data centers, the company announced Wednesday. The rebrand of the national provider of data center, cloud and connectivity infrastructure and services is in response to the demand for edge data centers and cloud infrastructure brought on by the recent surge in artificial intelligence. According to a news release, ark will […]