David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by multiple media contacts this week:
Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, on the amount of subsidies afforded the Iowa Fertilizer Company and whether it was a “good deal” for the state.
Trent Rice, KASI, Trent Rice Show, on retail sales trends and what it means for traditional brick and mortar stores.
Caitlan Devitt, Debtwire Municipals, on the amount and types of public financial assistance afforded the Iowa Fertilizer Company.
Emery Styron, Corridor Business Journal (North Liberty), about growth in Washington County that is attributable to Iowa City metropolitan spillovers.
Jason Margolis, The World, Public Radio International, Liesl Eathington and Swenson interviewed about Newton’s recovery a decade after the closing of the Maytag operation.
Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post, about President Trump’s executive order concerning rural development and the elimination of the White House Rural Council that was created under the Obama administration.
Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio Morning Edition (Iowa), on the performance of the economy under Gov. Branstad’s leadership.
Scott Levine, Clinton Herald, about the county unemployment rate and shrinking labor force.