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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.

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Paul Schickler

Paul Schickler grew up in the Chicago area and came to Iowa to attend Drake University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, then began working at Pioneer (now Corteva Agriscience) and learned firsthand about agriculture from the industry leader.

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Rick Sanders

Rick Sanders leads the Iowa State University Research Park, where nearly 100 tenants collaborate and problem solve with entrepreneurs and the university community to bring the next generation of innovations to reality.

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Courtney Shaw

Courtney Shaw works with investors, affiliates and members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership to share the stories and opportunities of DSM USA with the rest of the country and the world.

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Nadilia Gomez

Nadilia Gomez brings experiences in research, industry and startups to her new role at Iowa State. Learn why she thinks Iowa is the place to be for agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Emily Callison

A Tennessee native, Callison came to Iowa to attend law school and now works with farmers, legislators and policy makers in the country’s largest corn growing state.

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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

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