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8 2. Page 44, by inserting after line 25 the
10 "Sec. . Section 15.108, Code 2001, is amended
11 by adding the following new subsection:
12 NEW SUBSECTION. 12. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. To
13 provide, through the science and technology advisor
14 appointed by the governor pursuant to section 15E.45,
15 advice to state governmental entities, academia, the
16 business community, and other constituencies regarding
17 science and technology issues.
18 Sec. . NEW SECTION. 15E.41 SHORT TITLE.
19 This division shall be known and may be cited as
20 the "Iowa New Economy Act".
21 Sec. . NEW SECTION. 15E.42 PURPOSE.
22 The purpose of the Iowa new economy Act is to
23 establish a structure for coordinating the development
24 and implementation of a technology-led economic
25 development strategic plan to competitively position
26 Iowa as a world leader in the new economy and create
27 high-wage, high-growth jobs in targeted industry
28 clusters. The Iowa new economy council shall work
29 with the board and the state board of regents to
30 create regional technology innovation networks in
31 areas of the state with a high concentration of
32 technology-intensive businesses within the targeted
33 industry clusters.
34 Sec. . NEW SECTION. 15E.43 DEFINITIONS.
35 As used in this division, unless the context
36 otherwise requires:
37 1. "Board" means the Iowa economic development
38 board created in section 15.103.
39 2. "Department" means the Iowa department of
40 economic development created in chapter 15.
41 3. "Industry clusters" means a group of companies
42 that operate in the same or a related field, are
43 linked by buyer-seller relationships, common
44 customers, or other relationships, and rely on an
45 active set of relationships among themselves for
46 individual efficiency and competitiveness.
47 Sec. . NEW SECTION. 15E.44 INDUSTRY CLUSTERS.
48 The Iowa new economy council shall define industry
49 clusters identified in section 15.329.
50 Sec. . NEW SECTION. 15E.45 IOWA NEW ECONOMY
2 1. An Iowa new economy council is created.
3 2. A science and technology advisor shall be
4 appointed by the governor and employed by the
5 department of economic development. The advisor shall
6 have significant, extensive expertise in the fields of
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