ISU economist Dave Swenson discusses a study by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities released recently, showing that the vast majority of new jobs come from local businesses and companies that already exist in a state, not from out-of-state corporations. Swenson claims that our state's pursuit of investment by large out-of-state corporations comes at too geat a price, pointing to our $500 million subsity of Orascom, the fertilizer plant in SE Iowa, and last week's $17 million "deal" with the newly merged Dupont-Dow not to cut R&D jobs in Johnston there was no evidence of their intending to cut.
Ames resident Nitin Gadi describes Campustown Square, a citizen initiative he is spearheading to develop a public meeting space in Campus Town. He will be holding a public meeting in early March for discussion.
Anthony Capps gives a brief history of the building slated to be torn down in Campus Town: 188 and 120 Hayward Avenue.
Nevada poet, Jennifer L. Knox, reads two poems from her book Days of Shame and Failure. The book was recently reviewed in the New York Times; Jennifer was also featured in the "Iowa Life" section of Sunday's Des Moines Register.
- Online Resources:
- Center for Budget and Policy Priorities study
- David Swenson, ISU
- Campustown Square
- Days of Shame and Failure
Originally broadcast 02/22/2016
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