Publishing Executive magazine featured Des
Moines as a "City Spotlight" in its August issue.
The article, titled
"Fertile Ground for Publishing," lays out the benefits of doing
business in the city, from the Forbes rankings to the low unemployment rate,
and how that has related to the publishing industry.
"The Midwest may be
renowned for its slower pace of life, but one shouldn't confuse that for
apathy," writes the author, Gretchen Peck. "All of these Des Moines
publishing houses reflect the local culture: Say 'no' to status quo. They're
thirsty for knowledge and innovation."
The article quotes a number of
local industry professionals, including Janette Larkin, publisher of Business
Publications Corporation Inc., and Art Slusark, vice president of corporate
communications and government relations at Meredith Corp. To read the full