CIRAS Digest: Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Monday. And, for those of you who were away breaking your Spring (or staying burning vacation him to stay home watching small children and answer ISU email), welcome back.

Here’s our best attempt at reassembling what you might have missed:

CIRAS Digest: Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy wonderful weather Friday.  Staffing meetings kept us away from the computer yesterday, but that turns out to be a good thing for you.

 Here are our nominations for the best industry-related things to read today while you’re sitting outside under a tree:

CIRAS Digest: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Tuesday. As part of our continuing effort to make sense of things for you, we’re trying to consolidate some of the CIRAS Digest information.  We’re going to take a stab at posting on fewer days but with more information. Let us know how it works.

For today, at least, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage:

CIRAS Digest: Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy Friday. We’ve got a little bit of everything today – from the unimportant to the stuff that won’t be important for quite a while.

Read this, and you’ll know the difference:

CIRAS Digest: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Almost-over Wednesday.  Not much out there today except odds and ends – making this the perfect day to test whether late afternoon is actually easier for catch-up reading. Tell us what you prefer.

Now, here’s the stuff for the catching up:

CIRAS Innovation Summit to Map Future for Iowa Machinery Makers

Iowa machinery manufacturers have seen their share of U.S. machinery exports more than double since 2000, according to a CIRAS analysis of U.S. industry statistics. Now, manufacturers need to figure out how to build on that gain.

A CIRAS analysis, completed by Iowa State University economist Liesl Eathington for an April 2 summit on the state of machinery production in Iowa, shows that Iowans have a competi­tive advantage over the rest of the na­tion—especially when it comes to making agricultural and construction equipment.