David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:
Patt Johnson, Des Moines Register, about Polk County providing a long-term low interest loan for Merle Hay Mall to buy up the Younkers and Sears spaces. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2018/10/23/merle-hay-mall-loan-polk-county-sears-younkers-2-5-million-economic-development-flix-brewhouse/1740632002/
Donnelle Eller, Des MoinesRegister, about comparing the current economic situation with the 1980s in Iowa.
Douglas Gillison, Agence France-Presse (AFP), on the range of economic and political impacts to the Iowa economy because of trade issues.
Sruthi Pinnamaneni, podcast Reply All (Gimlet Media), on different approaches to economic development and how the FoxConn mega-deal in Wisconsin compares to conventional industrial development projects.
Monte Reel, Bloomberg Business News, about the growing dependence of rural Iowa economies on foreign-born workers and the risks that it poses to those economies in an era of increased ICE activity in Iowa.