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2021 Economic Luncheon

Presented by Community Bank & Trust and Courier Communications 


Thursday, September 23

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Waterloo Convention Center

200 W. 4th Street, Waterloo

Guest Speaker

Dave Swenson is as an associate scientist in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University and a lecturer in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Iowa.  He is a community economics research and education specialist where his work centers on regional and statewide economic analysis, technical assistance, and projects that support University-sponsored efforts in community development. He studies a wide range of mostly Iowa-specific topics to include the economic contribution of biofuels production to Iowa’s economy, the regional economic consequences of advanced biofuels production and alternative energy opportunities for Iowa, local foods assessments, industrial and occupational change, and the demographic and economic consequences of rural transformation in Iowa and the Midwest. He has been at Iowa State University since 1989, and before that worked at the University of Iowa from 1981 to 1988.  He is an army veteran, a proud native of South Dakota, and an ultramarathoner.



This annual event is free and open to the public. Hosted by Community Bank & Trust and Courier Communications, guests are invited to listen to some of the nation's top economists and speakers. Enjoy lunch on us while you are educated on what is happening in today's national economy as well as Black Hawk County.


RSVP is REQUIRED by September 13 to Taylor Thoma at 319-433-6156 or You may also RSVP by clicking here.