In order for Iowa to thrive and grow, it must develop and showcase innovation and leadership in key industries. During Wednesday’s Envision Iowa Think Tank on innovation and public-private partnerships, industry and community leaders shared how Iowa can work to invite opportunity and create an integrated innovation ecosystem. 

Speakers included:

  • Keynote: Mike Ralston, president, Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
  • Candace Karsjens, director, NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
  • Billi Hunt, executive director, America's Cultivation Corridor
  • Tej Dhawan, strategic initiatives officer, Principal Financial Group
  • Drew Kamp, president and CEO, Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce