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The 10,000 Deere & Co. workers who went on strike Oct. 14 have a strong negotiating position and are likely to succeed in getting more pay and better retirement benefits in their next contract, predicted Dave Swenson, an economist at Iowa State University. more
Drew Wilson had some very specific advice to North Scott Rotarians about their holiday shopping plans. more
The North Scott Chamber of Commerce welcomes Bish's RV, 2000 E. LeClaire Road, Eldridge. more
Amazon’s arrival fills the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center to near capacity, launching a discussion about the next Scott County farm fields to be targeted for development. more
Central Scott Telephone’s broadband connection hut will find a new home after an hour-long council debate persuaded phone company CEO Donn Wilmott to look elsewhere in the city. more
The former US Bank Building, a landmark in downtown Eldridge since 1970, has been bought by neighbors Patrick and Jodi Reid of Eldridge, who plan to make it a hub of entrepreneurialism for the community. more
Secretary of State Paul Pate has announced Iowans registered the highest amount of new business entities in state history during the 2021 fiscal year; 33,260 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s Office between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. more
The show will go on at the DeWitt Operahouse Theatre. more
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 943,000 jobs were added in the month of July, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. The gains exceeded expectations from economists, and President Joe Biden touted them as a success. But employers in Iowa and nationwide are still struggling to fill positions as thousands of people have left the labor force. more
Eldridge’s South First Street bike trail extension looked too good for Ryan Iossi to pass up. more
Iowa faces its worst worker shortage, but major businesses still are more optimistic than they’ve been since early 2018, an Iowa Business Council quarterly survey found. more
Amazon’s Davenport distribution center will be the company’s seventh Iowa operation, with an eighth on the way. more
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