Iowa's Leadership in Research and Development, 2010

(2010) Iowa's Leadership in Research and Development, 2010. Iowa Workforce Development


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Pentagon-classified navigation systems are designed and tested. Genetically-superior, drought resistant triple-stacked corn hybrids exponentially improve corn and soybean yields. Scientists discover a simple flower, the marigold, unlocks astonishing potential as a change agent to improve the world’s health. All achieved or discovered in Iowa, the common denominator among all of these extraordinary activities is the intensive research and development efforts involved in bringing them to market. For businesses heavily dependent on research and development, one of their strategic advantages of conducting that world-changing research in Iowa is the state’s Research Activities Credit, commonly referred to as the Research and Development tax credit. Whether a company’s specific strategy is planting a stake into emerging markets, expanding its market leadership position, or paving technological inroads to gain market share, the success of those efforts is largely dependent on the company’s preceding work in research and development. Iowa recognizes how significant these resulting innovations are to long-term business growth and stability. Even though the federal research credits have fluctuated with intermittent expiration dates and reinstatement periods, Iowa has remained consistent in its support for the Research Activities Credit over theyears.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Business, Research, Development
Subjects: Business and industry > Trade and commerce
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Business and industry
ID Code: 10145
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Dec 2010 17:43
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2010 17:43