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Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas

We talk about economic development here in the Midwest on a regular basis so when we had the opportunity to sit down with Iain Vasey the President/CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Development Corporation we took it. Here you'll learn more about their economy, what makes it vastly different than here, who is responsible for their economic success and a touch on the hospitality industry and more. There is also a "shout out" to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association who will be heading there this coming January.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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America, Geopolitics and Business with Peter Zeihan

In his books The Accidental Superpower and the Absent Superpower - The Shale Revolution and a World Without America author and lecturer Peter Zeihan talks about the accident that made the United States the superpower it is, how that impacts business and world trade, what the future may hold, why America "freaks out" over issues and what that does to the world economy. This is a fast-paced look at the world of business that will help you better understand everything from economics to energy. Let's dive in with this Marshalltown, Iowa native...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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We’re Talking Global Insurance Accelerator!

This week during the Conway International Trust Belt Conference we heard a bunch about startups and large corporations and how difficult it is for large companies to pivot and startup new tools to better serve their clients/customers. Those conversations led into a discussion, with many there, about the Global Insurance Accelerator and how this creation helps large corporations find answers to issues they struggle with...or better yet...don't know exist. Meet Megan Brandt from the Global Insurance Accelerator who explains why this group was formed, who benefits, when it all begins and how your startup can apply

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Ideas to Become a “Smart City”

What is a "Smart City"? Is it the people who guide the government? The people who serve on boards and commissions? The voters or the non-voters? How about the people who desire a better life? Meet Mark Modzelewski (he knows...so call him Mark!) from Treeline who says it's not about giving away the farm to capture the new and bright shinny thingy for economic development. Mark says you can build a strong a vibrant economy for your town, city, county and state by focusing on what you already have. The people who  create, drive business and will build your economy. It's pretty...smart.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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TrustBelt 2017 & Why It Matters - Ron Starner

There is a resurgence in manufacturing, jobs and the economic success of business in what was formally known as "The Rust Belt". Here we talk to the founder of the TrustBelt Conference, Ron Starner the Executive Vice President of Conway, the company that publishes Site Selection magazine, about what is going on and how this region pivoted from heavy industrial manufacturing to a diverse economy in everything from small entrepreneur efforts to large IT and knowledge-based businesses. Enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Flint and More with Congressman Kildee

This week TrustBelt 2017 by Conway Global came to Des Moines. Think of this event as a two day look at manufacturing, the new economy, jobs, technology and ground breaking ideas to enable economic growth in the 16 states that had been called the Rust Belt. Here we sit down with Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) who represents the cities of Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and others and talk about everything from water in Flint to Shinola in Detroit. We think you'll enjoy his progressive, straight forward attitude about economic development there...and here. Besides, it was great to hang out with a fellow Michigander for a bit.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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A Watershed Festival? No, Really!

Water is on the mind of nearly every person in the Greater Des Moines Metro...and across the state. Eight years ago ecologist Darren Fife started a clean-up project along Walnut Creek a small stream that travels from rural to urban and empties in the Raccoon River. That event, with just a dozen or so people, has now evolved into a two day festival scheduled for October 6th and 7th in Clive and Windsor Heights, Iowa. This passion then started Darren on his mission to create a new business EcoSource Iowa. Here Darren talks about the Walnut Creek 8th Annual Watershed Festival and what you can expect. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Immigration and The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Here we visit with Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership about DACA (Dreamers), Immigration Laws, Congress, Regional Jobs, the Economy and a group known as The New American Economy. What is the impact of foreign born workers here in the Des Moines Metro and why have so many moved to our region?  All asked and answered...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Iowa State Education Association - What It Means for Iowa

Over the next two months each school teacher (union and non-union) in Iowa will be forced to make a choice for their future and the future of education in Iowa. Tammy Warow is the President of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and here, in this extended interview, we talk about the history of the ISEA, Chapter 20 and how it came to be and then discuss what the Iowa Legislature did, or is trying to do, to cripple the ability of teachers in Iowa to collectively bargin with their school boards. "We are in a fight for this profession." Serious words for serious times... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Ever Changing Job Market, Business and Technology with Brian Waller

Everything is changing and at a rapid pace. Here we explore how technology has invaded every aspect of our lives and our businesses. How that change has altered how we market, advertise and learn. Brian Waller is the President of the Technology Association of Iowa and we talk about all of those issues and the lead role Iowa has in the world of transformational technology. Truly interesting radio. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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