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Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (Episode 111)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

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The state enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Many of its employers are leaders in manufacturing, financial services and myriad technologies. But those fields are competitive and Iowa’s human resources are in high demand elsewhere. Can Iowa prosper with its current workforce? The demand for skilled workers is growing beyond what Iowa’s aging population can meet. What can the state do to secure its economic future? Giving us their views on these issues are program guests Michael Ralston, President, Iowa Association of Business and Industry; and Michael Tramontina, Director, Iowa Department of Economic Development. We also hear from Iowa State University economist Neil Harl on subprime mortgage foreclosures, and what we should have learned from the farm debt crisis of the 80s. Plus we examine Iowa news with David Pitt of the Associated Press. (27:47)

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