Posts With Keyword ‘Washington Economic Development Group’

Linn County Decision Could Hurt Local Casino

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:27 am

A decision made yesterday could have an impact on Washington County.

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Unemployment at 3.4% in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

Iowa Workforce Development recently released employment numbers for the month of November.

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Washington Economic Development Group Encourages Local Citizens to Get Involved

Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) is reminding local citizens of the possibility to serve on appointed state commissions.

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New Washington County Jobs Numbers Fit with Bigger Trend

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

New jobs numbers from the Iowa Workforce Development show a steady three-point-six percent unemployment rate for Washington County.  

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Washington County Laborshed Project Under Way

Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Surveys have been sent to area businesses as part of a study of a regional economic development partnership.  

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Start a Business Month Bill Proposal Introduced

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Iowa’s Secretary of State recently proposed legislation that would create an “Iowa Startup a Business Month.”  

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Last Day for Input Needed on New Regional Center

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Businesses in Washington are being asked to take part in a survey to help toward creating a new regional center.  

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Deadline to Apply for Job Shadowing Opportunities is Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:25 am

High School students in Washington have until tomorrow to learn about a future career through a job shadowing opportunity.  

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Job Shadow and Internship Opportunities Available

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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High School students in Washington have a chance to learn about a future career through a job shadowing and internship opportunity.  

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Riverside Casino Celebrates Five Years in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:21 am

In its five years of existence, the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort has helped Washington County grow economically.  

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Chamber Awards Presented

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards dinner last night and had everyone in attendance heard from keynote speaker, Kirkwood Community College President Dr. Mick Starcevich.

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Population Grows in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

Washington County has had population growth. Washington Economic Development Group Director Ed Raber says over the last 10 years, Washington County along with six other counties in Eastern Iowa have been one of the faster growing areas of the state according to the Corridor Business Alliance (CBA).

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Washington Chamber Receives Grant Funds

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Recently, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded their Competitive Grant Awards.

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Unemployment In Washington County Decreased From June To July

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate increased from June to July, growing a percentage point to 6.8%, but Washington County saw a point two percent decrease.

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Washington County Laborshed Project

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research and Analysis Bureau is completing a Laborshed employment study of Washington County. 

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