So many things going on in the Des Moines Metro and many of what we experience here comes from the offices of the Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau. Greg Edwards joins us to talk about their efforts, what the new downtown hotel means for the Metro and how Restaurant Week started and where it is today. Always a pleasure to have Greg in studio.
Not long ago Polk County Supervisor Tom Hockensmith was a guest of the News Hour and we talked about the commission put together by the Supervisors to study the minimum wage here. Today we visit about the effort with Ken Sagar a commission member and president of the Iowa Federation of Labor. Some interesting twists to this interview:
Water. It seems that every day, for the past two months we've had a business news story about...water. Today we look at the economics behind the Walnut Creek Watershed Program with Clive City Councilperson Susan Judkins and from RDG Planning & Design Gregory Pierce who speaks to the many levels of incorporation from business owners to contractors to homeowners in Dallas and Polk Counties.