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Through collaborative leadership we supplied a pipeline of $812 million in new capital investment projects to strengthen and diversify the assets in Iowa. But beyond big number private-sector prospects we also work with the progressive small businesses, nonprofits, civic leaders, workforce, education institutions, utilities, transportation, housing, etc to maximize productivity and long-term prosperity in our evolving economic landscape.

Media Update: Meet our 2011 New Media Pioneers

Technology is one of the most basic building blocks of healthy economic development. It is doubling in power to do more with fewer resources every year. If the same pioneering spirit that gave birth to America’s rich agricultural wealth can be applied to harnessing technology in rural government, education, business, nonprofits and workforce, our rural economies can produce output at a much higher speed today than ever before.

In this six part series, real world rural pioneers will break it down and explain six new media platforms giving new power to leaders to shape their own economy; doing more with fewer resources.

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Mark McFate on Web 2.0

South Tama County Community School Board
VIDEO: Mark’s chat about how he uses Web 2.0 – 6 min
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Dirk Whitebreast on Facebook

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Councilman
VIDEO: Dirk’s chat about how he uses Facebook – 8 min
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Jamie Busch-Upah on Twitter

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery Manager
VIDEO: Jamie’s chat about how she uses Twitter – 8 min
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Danielle Hardon on YouTube

Iowa Department of Human Rights
VIDEO: Danielle’s chat about how she uses YouTube – 7 min
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Yvonne Mallory on Linkedin

Iowa Valley Community College District Trustee
VIDEO: Yvonne’s chat about how she uses Linkedin – 6 min
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Sandy McAntire on Flickr

Kissing Emu Farms & Shoestring Creative Solutions
VIDEO: Sandy’s chat about how she uses Flickr – 6 min


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