As Iowa continues to struggle with a workforce shortage, issues related to child care and housing are among the top issues affecting the labor and demographic challenges. Yesterday Business Publications Corp., our parent company, hosted our third and final virtual Think Tank event as part of our Envision Iowa initiative to talk about these and other infrastructure-related topics.

Speakers included: 

  • Keynote: Tiffany O'Donnell - CEO, Women Lead Change
  • Amal Barre - vice president, planning and strategy, Oakridge Neighborhood Services
  • Mark Holloway - vice president, talent and inclusion, Quad Cities Chamber
  • Angela Lensch - early childhood educator and member of Early Childhood Iowa board