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Last fall, President Barack Obama announced a national innovation strategy that would help drive entrepreneurial businesses and hopefully lead to the creation of new jobs. Also aiding the national innovation effort were the inclusion of $100 billion in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support groundbreaking innovations, and the budget doubling of many agencies, including the National Science Foundation, that help support U.S. universities.

And, on July 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the members of a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which hopes to help develop policies that foster entrepreneurship and create jobs.

So where does Iowa stand amid the sudden national focus on innovation?

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