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Dwolla to begin processing estimated $130m annually for State of Iowa

January 22, 2013 by

Dwolla is back in the Iowa spotlight. Two days after the Des Moines startup dominated the pages of Iowa's largest newspaper, it joined the state's governor and lieutenant governor today (left) to announce a partnership that begins to make the cash-based payments network a payment option for taxpayers. Dwolla's first integration with the state will focus on the Iowa Department of Revenue, giving some businesses the option to pay via Dwolla …  read more

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Iowa senator’s ‘hold’ endangering Startup Visa Act

February 27, 2012 by

As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad attends the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, DC, today, some key startup legislation is currently being held in the Senate Judiciary Committee by fellow Iowa Republican, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley. "I think we are really looking at about a six week window for Congress to act," said Cameron Cushman, an associate …  read more

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Iowa Governor Branstad makes a stop at Pinterest (Photo)

December 6, 2011 by

Pinterest's connection to Iowa was not lost on our state's leadership today as Gov. Terry Branstad made a stop by their offices in Palo Alto, Calif. Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann (left of the Pinterest "P" above) is a Des Moines native who said in an email today that the visit was exciting for the team as three of them have family ties to the state. This is the second Pinterest-Iowa connection already this week as the Pinterest blog published an interview with Chrissy Jensen, owner of Domestica …  read more

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