Southeast Asia can’t get enough of Iowa
Being away from home turf for three weeks in November was a challenge. It started with my attendance at the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment in Shanghai, China, on November 11-13. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was also in attendance, making a great case for Iowa as the place to investment. Entrepreneurs from 28 countries were present, with the emphasis leaning toward food production, value-added agriculture opportunities, logistics of import/export, educated workforce and emerging markets for new consumer goods and food innovations.