Waterloo-Cedar Falls jobless rate still best in a decade

by Pat Kinney, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier WATERLOO — Unemployment rates in Waterloo-Cedar Falls remain the best in nearly a decade. The unemployment rate for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan statistical area, which includes Black Hawk, Bremer and Grundy counties, was 3.3 percent in September, according to Iowa Workforce Development. That’s the lowest in a September since 3.3…

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In Iowa, Apple CEO Tim Cook touts its new data center jobs as the ‘future’ of America

by Anita Balakrishnan, CNBC Apple will invest at least $1.3 billion in the first phase of an Iowa data center project, CEO Tim Cook…

Iowa unemployment rate dips to 3.2% in September

by Pat Curtis, Radio Iowa Iowa’s unemployment rate is the 9th lowest in the country, falling to 3.2 percent last month. Cory Kelly is…

How Apple’s Waukee Data Center project came to be

by Clint Cole, Dallas County News The Waukee Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon at the Waukee Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 19…

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey officially nominated to join USDA

by Matthew Patane, The Gazette After months of speculation, Iowa’s agriculture secretary has been nominated for a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President…

Silicon Prairie: Apple data center puts Iowa on the tech industry map

by Cynthia Fodor, KCCI WAUKEE, Iowa — Tech giant Apple will build its newest data center within the city limits of Waukee, though the…