From business expansions and community betterment to state rankings and new opportunities, learn about it here.

Partners Forum Registration Open

Monday, September 10, 2012

IADG Partners Forum Speakers Announced

November 1-2, 2012


• INS/IADG Partnership - Ripple Effect- Ron Keller and Sue Cosner
• New Market Tax Credits – Dan Robeson
• Community Foundations –
• FIND (Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists) – Beth Jones
• Tax Increment Financing – Bob Josten
• CIRAS (Center for Industrial Research and Service) – Ron Cox


Turning On Your Light Bulb: Using Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation to Build Competitive Advantage

Sarah Miller Caldicott – President & CEO at The Power Patterns of Innovation

Strategic Marketing – Achieving Success in an Unpredictable World

Dee Baird – President & CEO, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Ed Malloy – Mayor, Fairfield, IA
Jason White – Executive Director, Warren County Economic Development Corporation

Entrepreneur…One Who Organizes, Manages, and Assumes the Risks of a Business or Enterprise

Bruce Rastetter – CEO, Summit Group
Dan Sabin – President, Iowa Northern Railway Company
Bob Wersen – President, Interpower Components Corporation

Agricultural Outlook

Bill Northey – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Economic Outlook

The world continues to become smaller as technology advancements flourish. Gaining global insights and the understand the impact of political and economic events, can provide a great advantage as you plan and work to position your businesses and communities for success.

Professional Excellence = Accountability = Measurable Results

David Kolzow – President at Team Kolzow, Inc.

Listen, Learn, Lead – Movement to Smart Action

Rob Denson – President, Des Moines Area Community College

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