Monthly Archives: August 2017

 Mariposa Farms Sprouting New Levels of Manufacturing Expertise

Success sort of snuck up on Dave and Denise Conkling. Their business sprouted and grew, until one day it seemed to have grown beyond their control.

“We started really small, and we just managed everything ourselves,” said Dave Conkling, owner of Mariposa Farms. “We were looking at the business one way, because we had this 20-something years of experience. When CIRAS came in, they could look through different eyes, and it became clear to them what we needed to do.”

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ICYMI: Site Selection Magazine notices CIRAS & Iowa’s ‘Year of Manufacturing’

The July edition of Site Selection Magazine gave national notice to Iowa’s “Year of Manufacturing” initiative.

The article, entitled “How to make $3 billion,” describes Iowa’s belief in the importance of advanced manufacturing and provides details of how industry and governmental leaders (including CIRAS) are working to improve it.

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