Waspy's Truck Stop in Audubon will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10am on April 26th at 2709 US Hwy 71. The Lawrence Handlos family, along with city and county officials, and members of the Audubon County Economic Development board will be on hand to perform the groundbreaking ceremonies.
Ady Advantage shares insight on the "Economic Development Ecosystem" in a recent blog post, first highlighting the importance of Local Economic Development Organizations, or LEDOs - "where it all happens," because "all economic development is local – it all comes down to a specific site or building, and that always involves a local economic development representative.
Young entrepreneurs are typically targeted as the movers and shakers in the start up world, but how successful are they in the long run?
A 2008 research team "exploring the backgrounds of 652 U.S.-born chief executive officers and heads of product development in 502 successful engineering and technology companies established from 1995 to 2005" found that "the average and median age of successful founders was 39. Twice as many founders were older than 50 as were younger than 25. And there were twice as many over 60 as under 20."
What do you think about the young vs. old debate?
Thanks to Advance Iowa for sharing this Washington Post article in their recent newsletter!
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