The Technology Association of Iowa has launched a video series, “We Are Iowa Technology,” that will include eight feature stories on Iowa tech companies. TAI is fond of saying — and repeated in the announcement — that Iowa’s tech industry is an $11 billion boon accounting for 8.8 percent of the state’s gross domestic product […]

Clay & Milk reports that lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require net neutrality in Iowa. Iowa House File 2287 would prohibit communications service providers from slowing down internet traffic based on content, applications, services or the use of certain devices. It also would ban interfering with someone’s use of a broadband service.

We all know about pet therapy, but a group of hospitals is deploying canines in an official feel-good mission for patients, Radio Iowa reports. The hospitals in Iowa and Nebraska are offering “wag therapy.” Kris Wiley, a mental health practitioner at CHI Health in Omaha-Council Bluffs, says pooch power is real. “Research has shown that it can […]

Ames, the northern headwaters of the growing Cultivation Corridor, is looking to bookend the west-side research center — the doubling-in-size Iowa State University Research Park — with the city’s first major industrial park. The man in the middle, Ames Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Culhane, said the 1,350-acre industrial park on the east edge of town, […]

Cognizant, a large tech company with a downtown Des Moines office, is making a $100 million play in STEM with the creation of a nonprofit foundation. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and it’s a big deal in Iowa, where the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Future Ready Iowa, the Iowa Business Council, and […]