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IQ Magazine

Welcome to IQ Magazine!

Inspiring Knowledge That Inspires Action

Published quarterly by the Initiative Foundation, IQ Magazine boils down regional leadership issues to their essence.

  • What are the bullet points that busy leaders should know?
  • How will trends affect Central Minnesota communities?
  • What are the challenges and solutions? 

IQ Magazine complements the work of the Initiative Foundation by featuring articles on the economy, communities and philanthropy of Central Minnesota while cover stories delve more deeply into regional trends. The magazine is a source of insight and intelligence for busy leaders. We inspire knowledge that inspires action.

From meth to manufacturing, healthcare to housing, racism to renewable energy, we break it down with compelling stories, cutting-edge information and captivating photography. And we pack it all in a handy guidebook for business and community leaders. 

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A Top Publication: PR Daily 2015 Content Marketing Awards

contentAwards15_HM_PrintPub.jpgIQ Magazine was one of six publications to receive an honorable mention in PR Daily’s “Best Print Publication” category in competition with such notables as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Robert Half, a nationwide staffing and employment agency that’s traded on the New York Stock Exchange. “The 2015 Content Marketing Awards showcase marketing and communications professionals who write, edit, film, and publish content that promotes a brand or organization,” the judges wrote. “The 2015 entries were creative and skillfully targeted—content marketing at its best.”