What is The Iowa Manufacturing Podcast?

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Manufacturing is Iowa’s most innovative, creative, and productive sector. Delivering the lion’s share of Iowa’s GDP, the Iowa Manufacturing Podcast tells the story of our state’s economic heroes.

Hosted by Leisa Fox, The Iowa Manufacturing Podcast is the newest show for IowaPodcast.com and fesubscribe for a weekly deep dive with leaders in manufacturing, those who support them, and leaders who empower their infrastructure.

Guests include Iowa Economic Development Authority Director, Debbie Durham. Gentry Collins, CEO of American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, and BJ Spyksma, CEO of Aplos, and many others.

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Leisa Fox is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of leading new business development and developing collaborative business relationships and networks.

Leisa Fox
Leisa Fox, Iowa Manufacturing Podcast Host

An insightful marketing innovator and business strategist with a reputation for identifying and leveraging new business development opportunities and expanding market presence and market share her strong community and social services background with expansive networks throughout Iowa and the country, Leisa spent the first half of her career in sales, from office furniture to property casualty insurance.  Through that work, she was recruited to lead the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s revenue efforts.

While at ABI she increased membership by one third and more than doubled revenues.  Most recently she ran Youth Emergency Service & Shelter where she guided them through a merger with another agency and worked herself out of a job.  Today, she runs Fox Growth Strategies, a boutique fractional business development firm.

Special thanks to The Nadas for providing the intro music.

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