Des Moines is the No. 7 Best Place For Business And Careers

The following article was initially published on Oct. 24, 2018 via Forbes. By Kurt Badenhaus Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry and maintains a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, Meredith Corp., Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Home […]


Tech Town, USA: 20 cities IT pros will want to call home

The following article was initially published Oct. 23, 2018 via CompTIA AITP. If you’re in search of the best city to jumpstart a tech career, but also want to enjoy quality of life and affordability, where would you call home? According to a new study, you might not need to look further than North Carolina. CompTIA’s […]

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America’s Cultivation Corridor Welcomes the World Food Prize

By Billi Hunt Welcome to Iowa! As an Iowa native and lifelong resident, let me be one of the first to welcome everyone arriving in Des Moines for the events of the 2018 World Food Prize.  It is an honor to host thousands of passionate, focused innovators all working toward the goal of ending world […]


Ag Solutions: Industry looks to past, present and future

The following article was initially posted on Oct. 8, 2018 via High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal. By Dave Bergmeier Innovation in agriculture is often spurred on when farmers and ranchers are faced with low commodity prices. The solutions found can revolutionize the industry. Ed Brokesh, an instructor in biological and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University, said […]


Happiest States in America, Iowa No. 8

The following article was initially published on Sept. 10, 2018 via WalletHub. By Adam McCann, Financial Writer Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love, doing activities we enjoy. One thing that doesn’t drive happiness […]