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Key Note speaker: 2012 Economic Overview

David Oppedahl
Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

David Oppedahl conducts research on the agricultural sector and rural development as well as conducting microeconomic research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He previously provided econometrics research support for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Featured Speaker:  2012 State of the State

Debi Durham
Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority

As head of the Department of Economic Development, Debi helped the Governor and legislators restructure the department to create a public/private partnership to update and improve the delivery of economic development services.  She heads the public arm of that partnership and oversees the traditional economic development programs.