Iowa Family Impact Seminar #2

Iowa, Fertile Grounds for Growing Business: Attracting Businesses to our State

May 20, 2011

Featured Speakers

Ron Cox, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Director, Center for Industrial Research and Service, Iowa State University
Healthy Families–Healthy Businesses

Sammis White, Associate Dean, School of Continuing Education, and Professor of Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Job Creation Strategies for Iowa

Paula Nissen, Public Service Executive, Regional Research & Analysis Bureau, Iowa Department of Workforce Development
Iowa Workforce Development’s Surveys & Analysis

Additional Chapters/Materials

Job Creation on a Budget: Regional Cluster Strategies, by Mark Muro

Manufacturing in Iowa, by the ISU Extension Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

The New “Cluster Moment”: How Regional Innovation Clusters Can Foster the Next Economy, by Mark Muro and Bruce Katz

Young, Not Small, Businesses Drive Job Growth, by John C. Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda