Iowa applicants applying for the USDA “ReConnect” Grant Program will have an advantage applying for the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this week. The program, announced in December 2018, makes about $600 million in grants and loans available for broadband providers in rural areas that do not have sufficient access to […]

Six Iowa elementary schools in high-poverty areas, among them Perry and Marshalltown, will each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary initiative, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with corporate partners that raised $350,000 in sponsorship funding for the grants. The six […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Barb Kniff, owner/CEO of KLK Construction, to serve as the new chair of the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commision (ITTC), the Iowa Communications Network announced last week. Kniff’s appointment is effective May 1. She is a board member on the National Women’s Business Council and has held national and local positions […]

Dan Harbeke, head of public policy and external affairs at Google’s Council Bluffs data center, announces Google’s $1 million Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits. Photo/Google Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced this morning as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. […]

Former astronaut Peggy Whitson, space and science consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker for the governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit titled STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships. The statewide event on April 30 at the Iowa Events Center is open to the public, and will also include remarks by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. […]

Gubernatorial staff members gathered in Des Moines this week seeking best practices from across the U.S. to build good jobs in their own states, during the National Governors Association’s third Good Jobs for All Americans workshop in the Renaissance Savery Hotel.  The two-day workshop was led by Govs. Kim Reynolds, Larry Hogan of Maryland and […]

The 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit, titled “STEM Education and Workplace Partnerships,” takes place April 30 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Keynote speakers are Pallavi Verma, senior managing director U.S.-Midwest at Accenture, and Reynolds, who will announce […]

Applications for $1.3 million in broadband grants will soon be available through Iowa’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Friday. The grant program allows communication service providers, including telecommunication companies and municipalities, to apply for up to 15 percent of their broadband project costs in targeted service areas to improve […]

Governor Kim Reynolds presented the Iowa Award posthumously to Intel co-founder Dr. Robert N. Noyce at Grinnell College on Friday. Noyce’s grandson, Michael Noyce Merino, accepted the award, which is the state’s highest citizen honor, according to a release by Reynolds. Noyce grew up in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell College, before receiving a doctorate […]

Members of the Technology Association of Iowa and the Iowa Biotechnology Association have two chances to hear candidates for Iowa’s governor office speak on issues around the state’s technology and bioscience industries. TAI and IowaBio will host both forums – one with Fred Hubbell on Sept. 21, and one with Gov. Kim Reynolds on Oct. […]