Community development expert Maureen Collins, an Iowa City native and former University of Northern Iowa director of entrepreneurial outreach, kicked off The Tomorrow Plan's speaker series Tuesday morning at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. We met Monday with Collins, who lives in Cedar Falls and is founder of Entrepreneurial Communities, and asked her to give us the Reader's Digest five-minute version of her presentation. In it, she describes the challenges city planners and officials face as they attempt to guide and support businesses based on emerging technologies such as Uber, AirBnb, and 3-D printing, rather than overly regulating or banning them.

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See our print story based on an earlier telephone interview with Collins. Read the article >>>