Fort Dodge http://iowapublicradio.org en Summer Series: Manufacturing Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-manufacturing-communities <p>Iowa ranks in the top 10 states most dependent on manufacturing, and the more than six-thousand manufacturing firms located in the state represent almost 11-percent of all employment.&nbsp; We continue our summer series on Iowa towns with a look at how manufacturing has shaped the history, economy and education of Iowa communities.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:59:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Manufacturing Communities