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Notice of Funding Availability: Railroad Revolving Loan & Grant Program

The Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa. The program is funded through appropriations from the state legislature and repayments from loans for rail development projects funded in the past. For this round, the program has an expected minimum of $4 million available for eligible projects....

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ADVANCE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: RAILROAD REVOLVING AND GRANT PROGRAM

The Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa....

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Presidential Post February 16, 2016

A big thank you to all PDI Members that were able to attend the PDI Grow Iowa Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 10th....

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Presidential Post January 20, 2016

Happy New Year! With this New Year upon us, we as developers traditionally start the year with a bustle of activity that may include closing out the past year, promoting our accomplishments and drafting our work plans for the future....

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International Welcoming Efforts Get Recognition from The Governor

Local Leaders Focus on International Welcoming Efforts and Get Recognition from The Governor Iowa City – On November 21st, 2015 Kate Moreland from the Iowa City Area Development Group and Nancy Bird from the Iowa City Downtown District received the Karen Evans Immigrant Champion award from Governor Terry Branstad at the Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit in Ankeny Iowa....

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