Yearly Archives: 2019

(Un)Hired Help: Digging into Iowa’s workforce skills gap

In this six-part, members-first series, the CBJ is exploring the causes and symptoms of Iowa’s worker shortage, and whether it’s likely to be a long-term, systemic issue or a transient one that will disappear during the next recession.

Real-world perspectives on protecting your IP

We asked four veteran IP attorneys for their advice about the patent process, geared toward entrepreneurs and early-stage companies – when should you file for patent protection, what should you expect and when does it make sense to go international?

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Jan Weissmiller

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of Iowa City’s iconic Prairie Lights Books, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Inside Iowa’s innovation factory

The University of Iowa is home to top-flight researchers and facilities – but what exactly are they coming up with? The CBJ explores the UI’s patent success in recent years.

Meet the UI’s new innovation chief

Former Hawkeye basketballer Jon Darsee is returning to Iowa to lead the university’s innovation efforts. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Darsee for an exclusive interview.

Economic Forecast: When’s the recession?

Growth is likely to slow in 2019 compared to last year’s blockbuster pace, and while a recession is coming — eventually — it almost certainly won’t be this year.

Will Year of the Pig be good to Iowa?

Iowa farmers, manufacturers are looking for prosperity signals as trade talks continue.

New WEDG director brings strong track record to Washington

David Collins comes to Washington from Park Rapids, Minnesota, where one leader credits him for the “dramatic economic growth and im­provement our community experienced from 2006 through 2018.”

Marion Process Solutions sold to Chicago firm

Marion Process Solutions, one of the Cor­ridor’s oldest locally based manufactur­ers, has been acquired by a private equity firm in a move that’s expected to acceler­ate growth.

Tax pros lament lack of guidance as shutdown continues

Corridor tax professionals are growing more worried by the day that the ongoing government shutdown will hamper their ability to best apply last year’s tax code changes for business owners.


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