Chris Nelson

Corridor founding board member named to chair statewide education initiative

Founding Cultivation Corridor board member and Kemin Industries President and CEO, Dr. Chris Nelson, has accepted appointment as Governor’s STEM Advisory Council co-chair alongside Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. The following appeared in a press release from the Office of the Governor. Governor’s STEM Advisory Council announces new co-chair Kemin Industries President and CEO Dr. Chris Nelson […]

Brent Willett

Blog by Willett – Ethics and the deal: When disaster creates an opportunity

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 Ethics and the deal: When disaster creates an opportunity In 2008, the International Economic Development Council [IEDC] established a practitioner Code of Ethics “to ensure a high ethical standard for those involved […]

Ag Tech

Iowa is global leader in agtechnology

By Dana Melcher, Corridor Communications Intern Iowa’s dominance in the bioeconomy industry is not only a result of having the most fertile land in the nation, but also a result of its leadership in using technology to strengthen the value of crops. The world’s population is expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, […]


Biofuels v2.0

By Dana Melcher, Corridor Communications Intern Industry experts from Battelle claim that no other location in the country compares to Iowa when it comes to the complete suite of capabilities we have for bioscience development. Iowa leads the nation in ethanol production with over 40 ethanol plants consuming nearly half of the corn grown in […]


Kemin holds groundbreaking $125M project centerpiece

Scores of Kemin Industries employees lined up around the perimeter of what will soon be a new 90,000 square foot headquarters building on June 26 as part of a major groundbreaking event for the Des Moines-based animal and human nutrition and health company. The worldwide headquarters project for Kemin, a Corridor founding stakeholder, is a […]