Humboldt is Home Base Iowa county

Humboldt County was one of five counties recognized Friday, March 6, by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as being the latest to becoming certified as a Home Base Iowa Community. The governor also recognized the counties of Clay, Carroll, Hancock and Webster, along with educational institutions Iowa Central Community College, Mercy College of Health Sciences and Eastern Iowa Community College as being Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs). To become a certified Home Base Iowa Community, Humboldt County has to signify that 10 percent of its businesses with the potential to hire new employees sign on as a Home Base Iowa Business, that local government supports the effort, that signage will be established that identifies the community as a Home Base Iowa Community, and that the local community creates local incentives that offer additional benefits for veterans that compliment the Home Base Iowa Act. “We have received strong support from the local business community with 34 percent of the businesses with potential to hire signing on as Home Base Iowa employers,” Humboldt County Economic Development Director Alissa Reinholdt said. “We believe veterans have shown through their service and their abilities to be highly-skilled, reliable, trustworthy and good employees,” Reinholdt said. To read more about the incentives being offered, see the full story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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