Population and Diversity

Iowa’s population growth has consistently trailed the national average.  Long-term prosperity will be constrained by a lack of people to fill jobs.  While efforts are underway to develop a qualified workforce from within Iowa, population growth must be accelerated in both urban and rural communities to ensure economic prosperity.  A public/private partnership effort to attract and retain a capable, diverse workforce is critical to keep Iowa businesses competitive in an increasingly global economy. 


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