SBA Disaster Assistance for Johnson County Businesses and Residents

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster designation for Johnson County and will offer disaster assistance to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment Returns for Area Employers

Inclusive ICR, a local coalition with a mission to grow diversity and inclusion in the workforce throughout the ICR region, has announced the return of the DEI Index. The free diversity, equity and inclusion assessment is available to all area employers starting April 18 through May 12. The DEI Index is made possible through Inclusive […]

DEI Education Event Available to Members

The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies. Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute’s Four Pillars: Equitable Hiring Practices and Retention Efforts; Socially Just […]

IWD Launching Business Engagement Division, Reaching Out to Build Business Relationships

New Structure Will Focus on Helping Employers Find the Workforce Tools They Need Iowa Workforce Development has launched a new Business Engagement Division, reorganizing employees around the state to create a more efficient team for assessing and resolving the workforce challenges of Iowa employers. This launch will be accompanied by an employer outreach blitz across […]

The Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a new grant opportunity intended to reduce language barriers in the workforce. The Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program will help employers provide sustained programs for English language instruction to support improved communication in the workplace. “Here in Iowa, we’re focused on breaking down any barrier that may stand in […]

Applications Open for 10,000 Small Businesses Program

10,000 Small Businesses partners with local colleges to provide small business owners with a practical business education. 67% of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumni see revenue growth just 6 months after completing the program. They are seeking Iowa applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in their communities. View the […]