Evolving A Legacy Industry: Iowa's Approach To Manufacturing 4.0

21 Mar 2022


Iowa's history of supplying global markets with an array of goods – from food products to aerospace electronics – has positioned the state as a national leader in advanced manufacturing, generating more than $16 billion worth of exported goods and accounting for 17 percent of the state's GDP.

Research led by Iowa's public and private sector leaders revealed the need for a shift to continue the industry's momentum. Findings concluded that Iowa's advanced manufacturing businesses must continue adapting to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and its emphasis on smart technology, data-driven operations and process automation. 

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