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Blog // Connect Iowa

Technology Springboards Newton’s Economy

By Jeremy Thacker

The town of Newton is about an hour east of busy Des Moines. And, as our Connect Iowa team discovered on a recent stop, the town is already a true technology success story with even more opportunity in the works! Mayor Chaz Allen is a member of the Connect Iowa Advisory Committee and is gearing up for his county's official Connected  kickoff set for April 25. Allen says technology is already bringing Newton’s economy to new life. “We were Maytag for 115 years,” says Allen. “We have a group of engineers who left Maytag and started their own company called Springboard Engineering. Now they engineer not only white goods – washers and...

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