Iowa receives funding for new biofuels initiative

The following appeared in a press release from the Office of the Governor. Branstad, Reynolds & Northey Announce Funding for New Biofuels Initiative, “Fueling Our Future 100” Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that the state will receive funding for the new “Fueling Our […]

Jay Byers

Byers discusses Cultivation Corridor with Iowa Food & Family Project

Founding Cultivation Corridor board member and Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO, Jay Byers, sat down with Aaron Putze from the Iowa Soybean Association to discuss rural and urban life in Iowa, Cultivation Corridor efforts and music. Read the original interview at Food For Thought: A conversation with Jay Byers, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Des […]

Rural America

Willett comments on Clinton’s Plan for a Vibrant Rural America

Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, was recently asked to offer comments regarding Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Plan for a Vibrant Rural America. His comments follow. Simplify regulations for community banks “The plan’s call to lower the regulatory burden faced by community banks is awfully light on specifics, but does serve to elevate an […]


Blog by Willett – Airports matter

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 Airports matter Last year, I traveled to the Raleigh-Durham region on business; the place is a hotbed for biotechnology economic development and I was in town to learn about the […]