David Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple recent media interviews:
Keven Hardy, Des Moines Register, on Governor Reynold’s State of the State Address concerning Future Ready Iowa and developing programs to boost worker skill levels in the state. Also questions about whether the state’s aggregate skill levels were affecting economic growth.
Larry Light, CBS Money Watch about President Trump’s first year, the degree to which a president can affect the economy overall in the short run, and the effects of tax cuts, trade talks, and regulatory changes on Iowa’s overall economic situation.
Dan Mika, Ames Tribune about a CNN Money article intimating that Story County’s lowest in the nation unemployment rate hinders its growth.
Steve Bohnel, Globe Gazette, Mason City, on the use of tax increment funding revenues to fund school expansion near Eagle Grove, Iowa, because of the new Prestage pork processing plant.