Associate scientist David Swenson talked with the following reporters:
Kate Payne, Iowa Public Radio, about Iowa’s ag machinery manufacturing sector and the degree to which poor ag-sector profits explain recent layoffs.
Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register, about the most recent Iowa jobs report and the extent to which the data suggest that there is a looming manufacturing downturn and what the causes of that potential downturn might be.
Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register, about the mayoral race in Des Moines. Jack Hatch has proposed freezing city property taxes for householders ages 65 and over. Swenson provided data from the American Community Survey (of the Census) to estimate the fraction of homeowners and renters in Des Moines were elderly.