Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Focus of August Zoominar

Thanks to Diana Wright of the Greater Des Moines Partnership who presented August 25th on an initiative underway in the Ames-Des Moines Region.  That broad entrepreneurial ecosystem project that includes the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (REAP).  You can watch the Zoom recording of the presentation by clicking HERE Diana’s slide deck can... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar Dives into US Census Bureau Data

The June 2023 IRDC Zoominar featured a wealth of information on using the US Census Bureau’s treasure trove of data.  And the Zoominar is available here for viewing purposes! Passcode: 09%.50zn The presentation begins at about the 2:30 mark of the recording. Kira Payne O’Bradovich and Ana Arredondo of the... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar on Dyersville Water Project Available

The May IRDC Zoominar featuring a wonderful case study of the city of Dyersville and its approach to its rivers and streams is now available.  Judith Joyce of IRDC Member Impact7G presented and the recording can be found by following this link. Passcode: v=pGu5h. Judith’s slide deck can be... Read More →

March Zoominar on Age-Inclusive Management Strategies Available

The March IRDC Zoominar featuring UI Professor Brian Kaskie is available to view by clicking HERE The Passcode if you need it is FSU?83ru While Iowa’s economy is returning to good health, the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic certainly has made employee recruitment more difficult than ever. Meanwhile, the number... Read More →

Local Leaders Honored at Iowa Rural Summit

AMES, IA – The 7th Annual Iowa Rural Summit last week included a special recognition of seven rural leaders, ranging from a retired economics professor to a couple in the magazine publishing business. The Iowa Rural Summit brings together leaders from small towns across Iowa each year, and this year’s... Read More →

Registration Opens Feb 15 for 2023 Iowa Rural Summit

AMES, IOWA – Registration opens February 15 for the 7th annual Iowa Rural Summit, to be held April 11-12 at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames IA. Past years’ gatherings of leaders from rural communities from across the state have drawn crowds of almost 400. Rural communities are once... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar with Mary Lawyer of Wellmark Recording Available

If you missed the Dec 9, 2022, Zoominar with Mary Lawyer of Wellmark – the recording can be found here: Mary discussed rural community vitality in the aspect of allowing rural residents the ability to enjoy long, happy, healthy lives!  Mary is Wellmark Director of Community Health Improvement and Foundation Director... Read More →