1000 Friends of Iowa led legislators and industry influencers on a tour of solar energy operations through Urbandale, Clive, Waukee and West Des Moines on Wednesday as a fact-finding tour before the 2020 legislative session opens. 1000 Friends of Iowa announced the individuals who would tour, including Sen. Claire Celsi (West Des Moines), Rep. John […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved innovation funding to support five Iowa startups located in Des Moines, Le Claire, West Des Moines and Iowa City.  HomePainter, based in Des Moines, has developed an online estimating tool that provides homeowners with an accurate paint estimate in less than five minutes, then subcontracts booked jobs […]

California-based Sectigo, a leader in web security platforms, has acquired West Des Moines-based Icon Labs, which provides cross-platform security solutions for internet of things (IoT) device manufacturers, Sectigo announced today. Sectigo’s expanded IoT Security Platform will provide device manufacturers, systems integrators and enterprises using connected IoT with the ability to use purpose-built IoT issuance from a trusted […]

Scratch Cupcakery in West Des Moines is one of 50 bakeries across the U.S. partnering with Facebook on May 10 to launch a new feature called Birthday Stories on the social media platform. From 9:30 a.m. until supplies last, visitors at the West Des Moines shop will receive a free cupcake to celebrate the launch. The […]

A community broadband equity pilot project between the city of West Des Moines, Microsoft Corp., T-Mobile and other partners is entering phase two of the ambitious three-year plan, officials said at a news conference Wednesday.  The city now offers free public Wi-Fi, managed by Ovation Network, from the West Des Moines Business Incubator on Fifth Street […]

The city of Waukee, the Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) are announcing Solarize Waukee, a new bulk solar group purchase program for businesses and residents anywhere within the Waukee Community School District boundaries, which includes Waukee and portions of West Des Moines, Clive and […]

If you are inspired to make the perfect Korean taco, travel in space, swim the Bering Strait, create legendary ice cream or create digital fantasy worlds, you could get more than a few tips from the speakers at the 10th anniversary edition of ciWeek. The event, this year themed “Small Steps to Giant Leaps,” returns […]

Jay Nickelsen, network technology program chair at DMACC West Des Moines Campus, walks through the newly announced Microsoft Data Center Academy. Photo by Kate Hayden The fourth Microsoft Data Center Academy will open this year for students at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus, representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Des Moines Area Community College announced […]

A new study released by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) places Des Moines as one of the top 20 cities on the Tech Town Index in the U.S. CompTIA named Des Moines-West Des Moines as number 12, citing an expected growth of seven percent in information-technology jobs over the next five years, a low […]