An engaged board is a critical component to a successful business. Whether you are a privately held corporation, an ESOP, or a public company, there are steps you can take to ensure your board is creating value for your business.[Read More ...]
For years, Loran Balvanz’s company has made money selling tougher, longer-lasting equipment to the people who grind garbage and recyclables for a living.
Now, the same technology may be poised to revolutionize how farmers till fields.[Read More ...]
C.J. Sparks came to the Iowa Events Center on Thursday get to the lay of the land.
“My company doesn’t currently do anything in government contracting, but we always talked about it,” said Sparks, head of a software firm named The Sparks Solution. “This seemed like a good way to get started.”[Read More ...]
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.[Read More ...]
Every so often, CIRAS likes to take a moment and tall you a little bit about the people who make Iowa businesses better:
Max Droste runs manufacturing at Schumacher, a maker of farm equipment, and he’d like to see industry and education work together.[Read More ...]