Dave Swenson media contacts

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Brian Morelli, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about how to measure the ostensible effectiveness of area regional development organizations. Swenson provided Morelli with industrial sector data comparing Linn County with the state of Iowa comparing 2008 with 2015.

Swenson also talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about whether the BLS measured the average earnings of waiters and bartenders reliably. Swenson provided Hardy analysis showing what average workers in those sectors (dining and drinking) made in wages and salaries.