Economic Impact of Craft Brewing Industry Exceeded 100 Million in Iowa

The economic impact of the craft brewing industry in Iowa surpassed $100 million in 2014 that resulted in creating 1,500 jobs and increasing personal income by nearly $42 million, according to a study report. “The craft beer industry is one of Iowa’s emerging manufacturing segments,” said Megan McKay, a member of the Iowa Wine and […]

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.0 Percent

According to the Iowa Workforce Development Department, Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0% in March from 4.1% in February.  That is compared with the national average of 5.5% in March.  A year ago, the unemployment rate was at 4.4%. “Nonfarm employment increased for the sixth-consecutive month in March, adding 3,300 jobs,” said Beth Townsend, director […]