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5 Can’t-Miss Stories for BIO World Congress Attendees

July 17, 2018

5 Can’t-Miss Stories for BIO World Congress Attendees

Iowa is the best place in the country for renewable chemical production. Curious why? Read this impartial report on Iowa’s bioscience strengths from TEConomy Partners.

Then, stop by Booth #235 at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology this week in Philadelphia, and meet the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) staff experts.

Want more? Check out these five articles about Iowa and biosciences from the past year:

  1. 5 things to know about the first biochemical production tax credit

In 2016, Iowa passed its Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) called the “strongest” incentive for the biobased chemical industry.

  1. Map tool for Iowa Ag Bioscience Infrastructure and more

Together, the Cultivation Corridor, Iowa Biotechnology Association and the University of Northern Iowa have created a searchable map of assets for agricultural bioscience companies.

  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture: Biobased chemical production is growing

The biobased chemical industry is on an upward trajectory, according to a new USDA report.

  1. New $21 million grain science complex announced

Iowa State University students will use the new facility to perform research and prepare animal feeds to meet the dietary requirements for livestock housed at several university teaching and research farms in the Ames area.

  1. Inside the U.S. News ranking: Iowa top 10 in college and Pre-K-12

U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa the #1 state in 2018; Iowa is the only state that ranks in the top 10 for both higher education and Pre-K-12.

See Iowa for yourself by attending the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, July 8-11, 2019, in Des Moines.



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