Governor Robert Ray, on May 18, 1982, directed a High Technology Task Force to examine the feasibility of the development of high technology industries in Iowa. This task force after 5½ months of study, made its report to the governor. The report found that 75 percent of the new U.S. manufacturing jobs created during the past 25 years were in seven basic industry groups. These industries were generally described as high technology. The report also concluded that in the future manufacturing employment increases were most likely to occur in high technology industries. Considered major among the locational factors of high technology industries were characteristics which focused upon advanced research and industries which produce a high value product, proximity to major scientific research and technological universities, good vocational/technical schools, available air transportation and a supportive environment for scientists. The attractiveness of centers of excellence in research was perceived as a major attraction for most companies utilizing advanced technologies.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Swanson, David H.
"Governor's Task Force Report on High Technology in Iowa: Results and Applications to the Crisis in Science Education,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol20/iss2/5