On this edition of the Iowa Business Report:
Foundry 4.0 is a partnership between the Defense Logistics Agency and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), and the University of Northern Iowa and Youngstown State University. The idea is to provide American-based foundries with a competitive edge in technology while optimizing productivity, output, and product quality. Brian Schmidt, program manager, and Ken Carson, senior program engineer, with NCDMM were in Iowa last month to visit UNI's program and Iowa manufacturers, and share information about the partnership.
Last year, the Iowa legislature passed income tax reform; this year, leaders have their sights set on property tax reform. Iowa Speaker of the House Pat Grassley tells how this effort will be different from property tax reform attempts from the past.
And in this week's "Business Profile", we'll introduce you to Ryan Avila-Burillo, co-owner of Chophouse Downtown, a Cedar Rapids restaurant.
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