Iowa Ideas 2019
October 3 - 4 | Cedar Rapids

Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

Created by The Gazette, Iowa Ideas consists of in-depth, solutions-focused journalism and events. Engaged citizens, community advocates and industry leaders are invited to join us.

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Opportunities for rural Iowa - Our child care crisis will not fix itself

As with most other places in the United States, Iowa's data about the well-being of women and girls presents two contradictory stories:... READ MORE

How We Got Here: Iowa farms grow in size, but there are fewer of them

Iowa's farms are getting bigger in size but falling in number.... READ MORE

Rural high school students are skipping college. Should we be worried?

For a growing number of American high schoolers - especially those crammed in the country's swelling urban centers - college is a foregone conclusion.... READ MORE

Recruit, retain, repeat: Iowa faces doctor shortage

Health care constantly evolves and shifts, in policy and practice. Iowa providers need to innovate to provide the best care.... READ MORE

Conference replay: The role of immigrants in Iowa's future workforce

As Iowa's employers compete for talent in a state with consistently low unemployment, could immigration be a solution? ... READ MORE

How can employers create mission-driven companies?

Iowa employers are facing tough competition for employees and changing desires of millennial workers -- who are now the largest generation in the work... READ MORE

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

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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