University of Iowa

Authored by Des Moines Register

Larry Zimpleman
10/29/2013

Iowa View: An Iowa export worth celebrating

Citizen diplomacy may well be our state’s most valuable export. For more than 50 years, Iowa has been front and center in volunteer, people-to-people diplomacy through our long tradition of Sister State relationships. Sister State exchanges bring the world to our doorstep and have helped Iowa build deep and lasting friendships throughout the world, resulting in greater cooperation and trade.