Entries by FEDA

Iowa visits Taiwan

On June 25, 2012, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham met with leaders from the Taiwan Wind Turbine Industry Association in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to promote Iowa’s strong wind energy sector.   Here, Director Durham is with Mr. Hsu Wen-Du, President of the Taiwan Wind Turbine Industry Association.

Jun 20 2012 FEDA Member Profiled in Polishing Contractor Magazine

Fairfield Economic Development Association member Royale Concrete was featured in the cover story in the Summer 2012 edition of the Polishing Contractor magazine.  The story highlights work Royale did for a company named Valley Distribution Corp. and it includes some great photos from the job. Read the full article here. Read the testimonial here.

Jun 14 2012 Young Professionals Network Started in Fairfield

  Young Professionals of Fairfield (YP Fairfield), a new peer-networking group for 21 – 39 year old working professionals meets monthly. YP Fairfield provides opportunities for social networking, volunteer opportunities, and professional development. Each month, the group will meet at a new venue on the third Thursday at 5:30pm. The group had their first meeting […]

Mar 29 2012 Justifying Energy Efficiency as a Business Investment

This morning the Iowa Economic Development Authority sponsored a webinar titled “Justifying Energy Efficiency as a Business Improvement.” The 2 hr. webinar was produced by Partnership for Industrial Efficiency (PIE2) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read below to find out more about the purpose of the webinar. The following is reposted from Iowa State University: Justifying Energy […]

Mar 22 2012 AmericInn Fairfield Opens Today

After three years of development, local investors and the Apollo  Development LLC are excited to open the doors to the $5.4 million development project that is AmericInn Fairfield. David Harchanko, of Apollo Development LLC, stated “We are very pleased to be able to see our idea for a new hotel in Fairfield become a reality and […]

Mar 15 2012 Iowa unemployment down to 5.4%, with manufacturers adding 3,500 jobs

Re-posted from the Des Moines Register article by Danelle Eller Iowa manufacturers added 3,500 jobs in January, a powerful start to a year that began with a total of 3,700 more jobs than in December. Photo: Clipper Wind manufacturing, www.clipperwind.com Iowa’s unemployment rate shrank to 5.4 percent in January, down from 5.6 percent in December and 6.1 […]

Harper Brush Works Expands in Fairfield

From left: Tracy Vance, Executive Director FEDA; Brady Gros, CEO Harper Brush Works; Representative Curt Hanson; Mayor Ed Malloy Harper Brush Works is consolidating its distribution operations to its Fairfield, Iowa location as part of its Performance Improvement Program. The consolidation plan includes the addition of 25 to 30 jobs and is supported by a state […]

Feb 23 2012 Trip to the Capitol

FEDA joined members of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce for a trip to the state Capitol Building in Des Moines. While in Des Moines, the group received briefings on economic development and education reform legislation and met with Senator Greiner, Representative Hanson, Representative Klein, the Speaker of the […]

Feb 14 2012 Iowa Needs More People

Re-posted from the Des Moines Register blog written by Jason Noble. One key to growing Iowa’s economy, state economic development director Debi Durham told lawmakers this afternoon, will be growing the state’s population. Boosting educational investments that prepare young adults for industrial and advanced manufacturing jobs will be important too, she said, but Iowa must attract more people […]