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October 2016
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That's Made Here?!?!
By Joe Bolick, UNI Business and Community Services
While Iowa may be known around the country for farming and insurance, we have so much more going on, including a bustling manufacturing industry. Tomorrow, being the first Friday of October, we acknowledge Manufacturing Day.  To honor this day, let’s take a look at six manufacturers across our state.  Most of us Iowans can rattle of the big players: Winnebago, John Deere, Vermeer, HNI, Rockwell Collins, Pella, etc., but did you know about any of these? 
 
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CIRAS: Helping Iowa Manufacturers Thrive
Posted by Lea Hensel, UNI Business and Community Services
Three-quarters of Iowa manufacturers right now are betting that being good will be good enough. According to a recent survey, roughly 75 percent of manufacturers are playing an old-school game – one focused largely on making higher-quality products than their competitors and hoping that this advantage will woo more customers to their doors.
 
Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day Events Near You
By IASourceLink Administrator

Tomorrow is Manufacturing Day! To celebrate, businesses, chambers, economic development groups and associations are opening their doors and hosting events, presentations and tours to highlight and further the advancements of the Iowa manufacturing industry.
 

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Iowa Tax Credits for Businesses
Join Amy Harris and Angela Gullickson in this webinar for information about Iowa tax credits including what incentives are and how to claim an incentive. Register now to take part in this interactive webinar series. 
October 27th | Noon-1pm
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EVENTS & CLASSES
Find these and other events at IASourcelink.com/calendar

October 11
WDM Boost Series - Marketing GPS
West Des Moines, IA

October 12
1 Million Cups
Iowa City, IA

October 14
TechBrew AM
Des Moines, IA

October 19-21
Iowa Tourism Conference
Quad Cities, IA

October 20
Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Skills
Des Moines, IA

October 20
Social Media Discussion Group
Des Moines, IA


October 26
Innovation Expo 
Cedar Rapids, IA
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