Government Affairs
 

Google spent more than a billion dollars on infrastructure in the fourth quarter, representing the company’s second-biggest quarterly expenditure ever. As it competes against Facebook, Apple, Yelp and Amazon, the company can’t afford to stop building data centers now. Read more

 

Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial, 1/22/13 Read more

 

Campaigns & Elections magazine published its listing of the Top 500 Influencers in the U.S., and the Top 11 in Iowa... Read more

 

Google Inc. searched for land for its data centers and got lucky in Iowa, a state better known for cornfields than computers. Read more

 

PolicyWorks, a Des Moines-based public affairs and public relations firm, said today it’s established a key strategic partnership with Selzer & Co., a nationally known public-opinion research firm based in West Des Moines. Read more

 

Google will invest an additional $200 million in its Council Bluffs data center operations, bringing its Iowa capital investment to $1.1 billion, the tech giant said Friday at a news conference with Gov. Terry Branstad and other leaders in Des Moines. Read more

 

Iowa has the highest uranium concentration in the nation. As uranium breaks down it releases radon gas that has potential to cause lung cancer. The gas rises up through an estimated three-quarters of the homes and building foundations in Iowa. Read more

 

Iowa is a hotbed for elevated levels of radon, a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that seeps from the soil into the basements of homes. Read more

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