Category: CEO Steve Dust

In the Media: Waterloo airport board proposes switch from American to United

Board member Steve Dust stressed the importance of eventually adding other destinations. “If we don’t find a way to get people west of here we’re going to continue to be very constrained,” he said. Steve Dust, CEO Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and airport board member is quoted in an article by Andrew Wind,

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought, November 17, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber   Remember: 5 on Friday is a two-way street: please send me recommendations on books, reports, articles, blogs, videos, or anything you’re reading or watching that impacts business and the economy. ONE: Logistics Disruptors Logistics is a big business in the Cedar Valley. Companies move

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In the Media: Cutting historic preservation tax credits

“There are a lot of buildings that would continue to sit empty or would have been demolished by now had that tax credit not been available to make the project economically sound,” said Steve Dust, president and CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber. “And that’s repeated all over Iowa.” Steve Dust is

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought November 10, 2017

ONE: Cedar Valley Brags We have a lot to brag about in our Cedar Valley. We see it every day, and we love it when others recognize us. Here is a link to the web page where we collect those bragging points. But we don’t find them all. If you find a brag, we should

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought November 3, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber           One: Cedar Valley in Top 100 Places to Start a Biz The website How to Start an LLC has ranked U.S. metros where it’s easiest to start a business, according to their matrix. The criteria, plus the entire list, is

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber   One: The Next Industrial Revolution Joe Kaeser knows manufacturing: he has a high perch from which to view the industrial landscape at Siemens. This is a lengthy, but thought-provoking interview with the Siemens CEO. Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser on the Next Industrial Revolution, Daniel

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber John Deere Waterloo TV ad John Deere has begun showing a terrific 30-second ad on TV in the Cedar Valley area. You have to watch it. Send it along to your colleagues and friends. Building the best large tractors :30 TV spot And here’s a

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5 on Friday: Fuel for thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Globalization is Evolving Globalization is still about exports, imports, and investment. The link below leads to a good article from The Boston Consulting Group about bringing global market building thinking forward to include digital influences. Shaping Your Own Growth in the New Global Era, Arindam

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber One: Cedar Valley on INC 5000 List This year, we celebrate the listing of BraceAbility from Cedar Falls coming in at number 753 on the strength of a 600 percent growth in this five-year old company. BraceAbility is operated by CEO Shaun Linderbaum, who came

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The Projected Economic Impact of Harvey

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber So, what happens to the U.S. economy when the fourth largest city in the nation — a major refining center — is shut down? There’s no way to tell yet, but here are some articles that help frame the estimates on how the United States

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