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The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $130,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation to support current and new workforce development programs. Read the full press release here. 



Black Hills Energy  
We understand that we’re a critical part of our customers’ lives and we’re ready to do our part in ensuring that our communities are successful. We’re more than a natural gas provider; we’re a community partner. Our more-than 159,600 customers live in 133 communities throughout Iowa.

For more than 135 years, Black Hills Energy has delivered safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy to our customers. We employ 2,900+ women and men in communities across our service territory to manage our operations and serve our customers with the highest level of customer service. We are committed to enabling a safe, supportive and inclusive work environment at Black Hills Energy - a workplace culture built on shared values and mutual respect. We believe our unique talents and innovative spirit and diversity anchor our culture of success.


MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, safely meets the energy needs of more than 1.6 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, we have more than 3,400 dedicated employees serving our customers every day across our service territory.


Obsessively, Relentlessly At Your Service

It’s not just a catchy phrase. It’s the core of our company culture. It underscores our passion for our customers and communities we serve and defines our commitment to excellence.

We promise to keep doing amazing things. Things like serving our customers with increasingly clean, renewable energy and keeping rates among the lowest in the nation. And we promise to keep doing it all while making sure our customers have safe, reliable energy right when they need it.


Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs is a fully accredited educational institution offering more than 80 career, college-transfer and technical programs. Nestled on 250 beautiful acres in Iowa’s Loess Hills, Iowa Western provides students with a “big-school” atmosphere in a quiet setting.

Iowa Western offers a variety of activities that help students enjoy a well-rounded college experience. The Arts Center, which has garnered national awards for its architectural beauty, is home to theater, dance and musical productions in addition to an exciting national touring season. The college’s radio station, 89.7 The River, broadcasts live from the Council Bluffs campus and offers a popular alternative rock music format. KIWR is one of the top radio stations in the Omaha Metro area.

Iowa Western’s student center features culinary arts classrooms, a wireless access library and full-service cafeteria. The college’s suite-style housing complex and modern apartments give students a chance to encounter the ultimate college experience on a safe and easily accessible campus. The campus in Council Bluffs is now home to 1,400 residential students.

Call today for more information about one of the fastest growing colleges in the region. Call toll free 800-432-5852, or visit us on the web at “The World is Waiting” for college graduates!


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