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A young ventriloquist puts on a show in a small rural Iowa town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes. Suddenly, a blonde woman from the audience stands on her chair and starts shouting, “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you […]

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Change is Good

A drunk stumbles along a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to walk down into the water and stand next to the Preacher. The minister turns and notices the old drunk and says, “Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?” The drunk looks back and says, “Yess, Preacher … I sure am.” […]

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EDIES 2011 Update: Forget that magic bullet. Show me the face of sustainable economic development in the real world

Every year Tama County Economic Development features 24 richly diverse businesses, nonprofits, local government agencies, workers, and residents who have come up with innovative ways to add value to the economy. We do this not only to celebrate our local culture of innovation that adds value and grows the economy, but also to increase exposure […]

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Education Update: Leaders Clear Brush for Green Technology

Central Iowa’s innovation based patent filings are 3x higher than national avg (1) Iowa is #1 in ethanol production nationally & the birthplace of the technology (2) Iowa is #2 in biodiesel production nationally (3) Iowa is #1 energy producing state in wind power as a % of output at 15% (4) Iowa is #2 […]

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