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Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.


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Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

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Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

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Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.

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Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

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