CIRAS Digest: Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Close to home, the Cedar Rapids Gazette today recounts details of an Iowa State University partnership involving the agricultural processing industry. ISU president Steven Leath joined Cedar Rapids officials yesterday to announce a plan that will install an ISU research and extension scientist in City Hall, where that person will work with 26 agricultural and bioscience-based industries in the city.
  • Iowa legislators have kept alive, at least for now, a possible new tax credit program that would incentivize the production of chemicals for use in consumer products, according to The Des Moines Register.
  • Multiple reports say the next iPad will be bigger and maybe have more ports. But production won’t start until September, according to this wrap up at The Verge.
  • German manufacturing orders fell sharply in January, although the Wall Street Journal quotes economic officials as saying that the statistics might more a normal volatility issue and that “industrial momentum remains on track.”

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