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Iowa in the news: 2013 Recap

January 17, 2014

For the state of Iowa, its residents, and the companies that conducted business inside its borders, 2013 was a year marked by tremendous growth and great opportunity. From tech giants to agribusiness leaders, enterprises large and small helped to drive our state’s unemployment rate to historically low levels, create thousands of jobs and cultivate optimism for the future. Media outlets around the country recognized the landmark success of the state and our companies in 2013.  

Some of our favorite media mentions from around the country are below.

  • Bloomberg TV interviewed Governor Branstad about the state’s business successes and our strong relationship with China.
  • Industry Week included Vermeer Corporation in a story about the manufacturing industry’s workforce.
  • The Los Angeles Times featured Kemin Industries in a story about the October jobs report.
  • The Associated Press covered the announcement of Microsoft’s new data center in West Des Moines.
  • The Wall Street Journal included Accumold in a cover story about the GDP report and economic growth.
  • CIO/NetworkWorld included Iowa in a story about states that most appeal to data centers.
  • CNBC featured a blog post by Governor Branstad on what makes the state so attractive to businesses.

  Kathy A., IEDA Marketing Team



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