Faculty members at Iowa State University are hoping to find solutions for affordable housing in rural areas of the state with 3D technology. The ISU College of Design’s 3D Affordable Innovative Technologies Housing Project has received a $1.4 million Strategic Infrastructure Program grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for research and development that can […]

Meta (formerly Facebook) announced Tuesday a seventh and final expansion at its Altoona Data Center that will make it the company’s largest operational data center in the world. The expansion will add two new buildings to the data center campus, which upon completion will total more than 5 million square feet. Completion is expected in 2025. […]

The Business Record began releasing results from the 2021 Leader’s Survey in the Nov. 26 print edition. Our annual survey asks business leaders to share what they feel are some of the top issues affecting business in Central Iowa, and in particular the Greater Des Moines region. The following is a selection of responses from leaders who […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Monday a $1.2 million Future Ready Iowa grant opportunity for employers that are developing workforce solutions. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn postsecondary credentials that lead to high-demand jobs. The funds can be used to support credit and noncredit programs, along with […]

Thirty-nine grants totaling $97.5 million have been awarded under the state’s Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants Program, which was created this year by the Iowa Legislature to expand high-speed internet statewide. According to a news release from the governor’s office, 178 applications were received from broadband providers requesting nearly $300 million. In the release issued Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said expanding broadband statewide […]

Chief executives of companies in insurance, finance and big tech pledged to commit billions of dollars and resources in a public-private partnership at a White House meeting convened to address the emerging national security threat of cyberattacks, BestWire reported. Top executives of tech and finance companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and JP Morgan Chase made big-dollar […]

Governance, risk and compliance technology firm ViClarity has named Kurt Sinnett as the new vice president of strategy and business development, ViClarity announced this week. Previously, Sinnett worked as vice president of client relations at Sg2, a health care analytics platform and consulting services provider, and leadership positions at Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company.

Des Moines Area Community College Boone campus student Axl Escarcega, a first-year pre-engineering student originally from Imperial, Calif., has been accepted to join the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program, DMACC announced this week. Escarcega joins three recent DMACC students and graduates with ties to NASA’s student initiatives. Noah Gleason of Granger was admitted […]

By Kathy Bolten | Business Record senior reporter High-speed internet access will be provided to every West Des Moines residence and business through an ambitious plan unveiled last week by city officials and Google Fiber, a provider of fiber-optic broadband internet service. Under a development agreement approved this week by the City Council, West Des […]