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BEST Workshops

October 31 & November 4-7, 2013


Congratulations!! You and your Iowa colleagues have completed over 1,373 Synchronist visits with businesses throughout the state. The BEST workshops will feature your peers sharing how they have implemented information trends into their economic development programs, project assistance and workforce efforts. The community colleges will give an update on Iowa’s Advance Manufacturing Consortium and Director Durham will share her vision with an IEDA update.


The BEST of Iowa Business Expansion & Strategic Trends partnership formed by Alliant Energy - IPL, Black Hills Energy, Iowa Area Development Group and MidAmerican Energy Company in collaboration with the Iowa Economic Development Authority invites you to explore the highlights of Iowa’s 6th Capacity Report.



10:00 a.m.

BEST Annual Report

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel – How Synchronist results are driving programs of work;
workforce initiatives, Iowa
Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, and a company case study.

11:30 - Noon


Noon - 12:45 p.m.


12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Director Durham-IEDA update


Professional economic development staff is invited to attend this training at no cost. Advanced reservations are required by October 24.


I will attend:


Thursday, October 31

Indian Hills Community College
Advanced Technology Center, Rooms 121 & 122

525 Grandview Av, Ottumwa



Monday, November 4

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Room 006

2700 College Road, Council Bluffs



Tuesday, November 5

Center for Career & Professional Development at SouthRidge

1111 East Army Post Road, Des Moines


Wednesday, November 6

Black Hawk Community College
Cedar Falls Center, Room L103

5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls


Thursday, November 7

Buena Vista University
Siebens Forum-Dows Conference Center

610 West Fourth Street, Storm Lake


Registration is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/13BEST or send your selection above and the following information to:


Chris Cataldo – Iowa Economic Development Authority

200 East Grand Avenue – Des Moines, IA 50309

Telephone: 515.725.3157 E-mail: Chris.Cataldo@iowa.gov


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