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PDI Honors BRE Award Recipients

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations from Iowa City, Marion County, Sioux City and Marion during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 7. ...

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Sioux City designated Home Base Iowa Community

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced Sioux City has met the criteria to become designated as a Home Base Iowa Community. Today he also announced Western Iowa Tech Community College has been designated as a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMP). ...

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Humboldt business owner named SBA's Iowa Small Business Person of the Year

Growing up in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Deb Davis learned from a young age the satisfaction of working hard to create a home cooked meal and the value that comes from the time spent enjoying that meal with family. In 2010, Deb noticed that many of her friends and family were so busy in their lives that finding time to prepare a home cooked meal was becoming more difficult. ...

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IADG Recognizes Three Decades of Growth and Service

Three decades of development, partnership and accomplishment are realized, as 2015 marks Iowa Area Development Group’s (IADG’s) 30thAnniversary....

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IEDA awards $20 million in Workforce Housing Tax Credits

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that it has awarded approximately $20 million in Workforce Housing tax credits, reaching the cap for FY15. The IEDA opened the application for the Workforce Housing Tax Credit Program (WHTC), established by House File 2448, on February 1, 2015....

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