Friday, November 11, 2011
Political Mercury: Occupy Wall Street movement boost Iowa's rural Main Streets
Strong school systems. Rich, black-coffee-colored-soil. Strong sewing in our social fabric.
When we discuss rural Iowa’s advantages, the reasons for our comparative successes, our lower unemployment rates than the prevailing national numbers, these factors come to the fore.
But there’s something else that deserves more attention as a determinative influence on life in rural Iowa: the presence of robust, credible, entirely trustworthy community banks.
Read the rest of Douglas Burns' Political Mercury Column in Des Moines' Cityview newspaper.