Matthew Patane


Eastern Iowa Airport just shy of half-year passenger record

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Eastern Iowa Airport came just a few passengers shy of a record first six months this year.

In the first half of 2017, the airport had 566,046 passengers come through its doors, about a 9 percent increase from the first half of ... »

Gazette parent, Folience, to buy emergency vehicle manufacturer

The parent company of The Gazette will acquire a Northern Iowa-based maker of emergency vehicles by the end of the month.

Folience announced Tuesday that it will buy Life Line Emergency Vehicles of Sumner in a deal that will close July 31. Terms o ... »

GoDaddy remodeled office has a speak-easy and a slide

From the outside, GoDaddy's Hiawatha office looks like plenty of others around Iowa.

The two-story structure is made of concrete, has windows evenly spaced around the exterior and is surrounded by parking.

Inside, however, a slide connects t ... »

Independence manufacturer Geater to expand

An Independence manufacturer will expand in the city with plans to add at least six jobs.

On Friday, the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved providing Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co. with $125,000 in tax credits and refunds to put ... »

Forty years later, Rockwell celebrates first GPS signal

CEDAR RAPIDS - When a team at Rockwell Collins received the first Global Positioning System signal 40 years ago, they thought it hadn't worked. A #x201c;profound#x201d; message they thought they would have decoded from the government satellite only had ... »

Iowa in ‘midst of workforce crisis,’ report says

There's a stark message for Iowa in a new report from the state's governor and workforce agency - Iowa is #x201c;in the midst of a workforce crisis.#x201d;

#x201c;Iowans celebrate the fact that our unemployment rate is low and our economy is growi ... »

Coralville’s HLT raises $8 million investment

A Coralville technology company has raised $8 million in investment to boost its development of mobile study apps.

Higher Learning Technologies will use the money to hire additional staff and increase its app development, its three founders told T ... »

Indoor go kart track coming to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two local couples plan to open an indoor go kart track near Lindale Mall soon as they seek to bring new #x201c;family-friendly#x201d; entertainment to the area.

#x201c;We're doing single-kart and double-kart rides for people of all ... »

Heartland Express buys Washington company for $113 million

Heartland Express has acquired a Tacoma, Wash.-based trucking company in a $113 million deal.

North Liberty-based Heartland purchased Interstate Distributor Co. earlier this month, bolstering Heartland's fleet by an additional 1,570 tractors and 4 ... »

Bank aims to foreclose on Town Center

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two downtown office buildings may be headed for foreclosure.

Deutsche Bank has filed suit against the owners of two properties on Third Avenue SE, including the five-story-tall Town Center complex.

The bank has claimed the ow ... »