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Authorization of construction on Midwest US multi-family homes in October increases over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes authorized but not started in October 2019 in the United States’ Midwest region was 33,300, compared to 30,000 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers report $12.9 billion in September sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers in September 2019 were $12.9 billion.

Iowa's non-farm payroll employees decrease by 0.1% since July

Iowa reported the number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of August was 1,592,000, a 0.1 percent decrease from last month.

Approximately 70,000 homes sold in the Midwest in September 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the Midwest for the month of September was 70,000.

Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers report 6.3 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers in September were valued at $27.8 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Two dual shop licenses set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Denison

Two dual shop licenses held by organizations from Denison are set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers report 9.9 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers in November 2019 were $14.3 billion, an increase of 9.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Beverage and tobacco products industry’s Q3 retained earnings up 6%

The beverage and tobacco products industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was up 6 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Iowa ranks 25th best in new economic outlook analysis

Iowa finished 25th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report $56.1 billion in September sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in September 2019 were $56.1 billion.

Two dual shop licenses set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Webster

Two dual shop licenses held by organizations from Webster are set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 2.4 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by grocery and related products wholesalers in September were valued at $39.5 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers report 0.1 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers in November 2019 were $42.6 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Food industry’s Q3 retained earnings down 1.3%

The food industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was down 1.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Approximately 708,000 homes sold in the United States in August 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the United States for the month of August was 708,000.

Iowa ranks third worst on corporate tax study

Iowa finished 48th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

ANKENY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Lattes & Leads at Embrace Life Chiropractic to be Held January 28

Lattes & Leads at Embrace Life Chiropractic will be a great networking event to start off the new year.

HAMPTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: First and Second Vintage- Ceramic Studio to be Held January 30

Ceramic Studio at First and Second Vintage open Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays during open business hours.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report $8 billion in September sales

Sales by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in September 2019 were $8 billion.

Approximately 64,000 homes sold in the Midwest in August 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the Midwest for the month of August was 64,000.

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