Durham talks opportunities

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1 Aug 2022


If the American economy does slip into a recession, Iowa is well-prepared to survive it, according to the state’s top economic development official.

“I believe we’re in a good position to weather what’s coming,” Debi Durham said Thursday morning during a visit to Fort Dodge.

Durham is the director of both the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority. She came to Fort Dodge to address a meeting of the Mid Iowa Growth Partnership, an economic development group which includes representatives of Calhoun, Hardin, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright counties.

She also visited some local businesses, including Yummy Crumb Bakery and Green Dragon Book Store in downtown Fort Dodge.

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