Steven Leath

Leath gives AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Lecture

Iowa State University President and Cultivation Corridor board member, Steven Leath, spoke at the 2015 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Lecture on Tuesday, June 16. For more on President Leath’s lecture, visit aaas.org. Below is a complete transcript of his remarks.   A University President’s Perspective on the Economic Importance of Pursuing a Unifying Message […]

Iowa

Blog by Willett – One is the loneliest number

The following was written by Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, and featured in the Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blogs. Read the original article at iowabiz.com. One is the loneliest number Last month Iowa’s economic development community gathered for the SMART Economic Development Conference in Des Moines, an annual event organized by Iowa’s investor-owned utilities which […]

Bio 2015

Corridor represents region at international biotechnology gathering

Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Brent Willett partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Biotechnology Association to represent the Corridor at the BIO International Convention this week. The Cultivation Corridor was one of 1,700 exhibitors at the world’s largest biotechnology gathering, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention allows exhibitors to meet with companies […]

John May

May accepts new term as chairman

John May, President of Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer at John Deere, will continue his tenure as Cultivation Corridor Board Chairman in 2015-16. May, who has enterprise-wide responsibility for Information Technology and Intelligent Solutions Group at Deere and is responsible for product platform groups consisting of hay & forage products and crop care products, […]

Brent Willett

Blog by Willett – Why Iowa needs to think like an oil company

The following was written by Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, and featured in the Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blogs. Read the original article at iowabiz.com. Why Iowa needs to think like an oil company In its first quarter earnings rollout on April 30, oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. revealed that its refining and […]