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Regionalism / Workforce

Exploration of Iowa's changing demographics, generational leadership, community engagement and emerging industries. Plus, regional issues - how can we all work better, together?

How automation will change Iowa's workforce

Hiawatha - CCB Packaging's warehouse space here looks like one part "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and one part "I, Robot."... READ MORE

The hometown: St. Ansgar residents rally to preserve quality of life

ST. ANSGAR - By their early 30s, Tyler and Katie DeMaris had the lifestyle many Iowans that age work toward - three kids, a home in an upscale neighbo... READ MORE

Rachel Hatch, futurist and community vitality expert, to keynote regionalism / workforce track

Rachel Hatch, program officer for community vitality at The McConnell Foundation, will keynote the regionalism / workforce track at Iowa Ideas 2017. H... READ MORE

Accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces modeled to boost Iowa business

Emily Carlson's day was not going as planned.... READ MORE

Entrepreneurs: The solution to rural economic revitalization?

Main Street in Coggon is disappearing.... READ MORE

Iowa Ideas: More women in leadership jobs seen as key

CEDAR RAPIDS - Corporations need to improve opportunities for women - particularly advancement to leadership jobs, Diane Ramsey, chief executive offic... READ MORE

Workforce development: Everyone needs a Wingman

Ethan Anderson had been living in Iowa for a matter of weeks when he spotted an old family friend - a cousin-in-law as they refer to each other - from... READ MORE

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