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Straight from the CEO's mouth: Iowa's wonderful workforce.

January 20, 2016

It’s one thing for us to tell you what Iowa’s workforce has to offer your business. It’s another thing to hear it from CEOs of companies that have already chosen to make Iowa their home. So – you guessed it – we asked CEOs of some of Iowa’s top businesses to tell us what they think about Iowa and our workforce. Here’s just some of what they had to say:

“The STEM Advisory Council of Iowa is a great example of a public/private and academic partnership that is focused on one of the most critical tasks of our future.”

Larry Zimpleman, Chairman of the Board, The Principal Financial Group

“The entire country is facing workforce shortages and a gap in high-tech skills. But in Iowa, we’re staying on top of the issue and the companies here are still able to grow, innovate and compete globally.”

Paul Schickler, President, DuPont Pioneer

“People here are real...they’re not afraid of hard work, they’re not afraid to engage and to be accountable.”

– Stan Askren, Chair, President & CEO, HNI Corporation



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