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Why Iowa Profiles

Iowa isn't just a place where agriculture succeeds, it's a place where people thrive. Discover the enviable lifestyle that attracts and keeps those who live here.

Doug Moore Headshot

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Why Iowa Q&A with Doug Moore

Doug Moore is an Iowa transplant originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1993, Doug founded EuroSource LLC to market a device he co-developed for the manufacture of composite wood products, the CasTalon blending tool

Derek Johnson, ISG

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Derek Johnson, PE

After earning a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University, Derek Johnson started his career at an engineering firm in Chicago.

Xiaowen Guo

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Xiaowen Guo

Guo and her two children live in Muscatine, Iowa, where she is involved in several organizations including Friends of Musser Public Library and Muscatine China Initiative Committee.

Lucas Nelson Kemin Industries MedPharm Iowa

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Lucas Nelson

Nelson earned his undergraduate degree in Virginia and law degree in Indiana and was working as a real estate lawyer in Kentucky when he made the move to Des Moines.

Rosalind Fox, John Deere

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Rosalind Fox

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Rosalind Fox has worked in engineering jobs across the U.S. and around the world. She explains why she's made Iowa her home.

Riley Arthur

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Riley Arthur

Riley grew up near Owatonna, Minnesota, where his family raised club lambs for livestock shows and he was active in 4-H. He was also involved in his extended family’s row crop and hog farm businesses.

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