Information Technology is Transforming the Heartland: Making the Case for Midwest United States
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Journal or Book Title
Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems
Information Technology is enabling and facilitating dramatic changes in the region of the United States sometimes called the Heartland. The Midwest United States has always enjoyed an abundant water supply, thanks to the major rivers and lakes in the region. There is also a vast, well-maintained highway system, and in some cases an expanding transportation system with high speed rail (between St. Louis and Chicago). Major airports in the region facilitate travel all over the world, both to and from the Midwest, with a high degree of frequency. Further advantages include the availability and relatively low cost of land, as well as lower costs, overall, of doing business. Now Information Technology is removing barriers of time and space and Information Technology positions the United States Heartland at the center of the Global Info Sphere. Place matters less than quality of life.
A little more than ten years ago, the Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) was established to promote our understanding of Information Technology. Since then, MWAIS has held ten annual conferences hosted by: Grand Valley State University, University of Illinois Springfield, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Dakota State University, Minnesota State University – Moorhead, University of Nebraska – Omaha, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, and Pittsburg State University. The 11th and 12th annual MWAIS conferences are scheduled to be held at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the University of Illinois Springfield, respectively.
Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems ( JMWAIS)
Hadidi, Rassule; Power, Daniel; and George, Joey F., "Information Technology is Transforming the Heartland: Making the Case for Midwest United States" (2016). Supply Chain and Information Systems Publications. 64.