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How Technology Can Put Iowa on the Map as More than a Swing State

It seems as though Iowa only makes the national headlines once every four years during presidential elections because it is seen as a swing state. All presidential candidates seek to capture the electoral votes in this state because of the understanding that swing states are necessary to carry a candidate to the Oval Office. In fact, nothing was clearer than this year’s election when President Elect, Donald J. Trump, focused his efforts on swing states and that focus is what many are saying catapulted him to victory.

Iowans Are Proud of Being a Tie-Breaker But We Want More!

However, as Iowans you want to be known for more than being a swing state. You don’t want to be known as the state that potentially gave a candidate the presidency, so why not take a look at the economic potential computer information systems has to offer this Midwestern state. This is one industry that can put Iowa on the map with very little investment in real estate! With an online MCIS from Boston University, one or two entrepreneurs can begin developing technology and applications that would earn Iowa a place in the laurels of computer history. Sound a bit farfetched? Well, it’s not!

Trumps Pledge to Bring Jobs Back Home

Throughout all of this, President Elect Trump has pledged to bring jobs home from foreign lands where companies have moved because of cheap labor. He wants our country to once again be at the top of the international standard of higher education and he wants our states to prosper because they have too long been neglected for global interests. Iowa has already had obstacles to hurdle, not being known for a haven of major industries but that can change quickly. While President Trump (after January 20 that is!) begins working on bringing jobs home, Iowans can focus on raising up experts in the field of computer information systems by promoting the study of the science.

What the Nation Sorely Lacks

In a recent article in Forbes, Rodney C. Adkins, Senior Vice President of the Systems & Technology Group of IBM, stated that what this nation needs more of is STEM students. This is where Iowans can make their mark because of the availability of national schools that offer online computer information systems degrees. While other states like Michigan are focused on bringing car manufacturing plants back home, Iowa can be incentivizing students to excel in technology which will be a vital component of those businesses when they come home where they belong.

This isn’t to say that Iowa didn’t lose industry to overseas interests but the way in which to put our mark on the map is to be innovators in computer science that is without a doubt the way of the future. In just a few short years, there will be little technology left that is analog so computer (digital) information systems will be controlling literally everything. Promote the computer information systems industry and be a national innovator. That’s what this country needs more of, so why not let Iowa rank among the top 10?

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