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Strategic Partnership Expands New Markets Tax Credit Program, Allocating $7.5 Million to Smaller Projects

Iowa Community Development (ICD), a certified Community Development Entity with New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation and First National Bank of Ames have formed a strategic partnership to expand the NMTC program to support smaller projects in the $1.5-3 million range. ICD is currently seeking interested parties with projects that fit the NMTC criteria to be considered for this expanded offering. ...

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The PDI Post - November 8, 2017

I am EXCITED, to lead such a dedicated group of professional economic developers as your PDI President this year. A special thank you to Mark Reinig for his leadership as PDI President during the past year addressing how PDI can better meet the needs of our members. These efforts have positioned PDI for great success in the years to come. ...

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Presidential Post - September 5, 2017

resident's Message Mark Reinig, CEcD, PDI President MARK REINIG Mark Reinig, CEcD PDI President Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Fall Conference 10. Because you said that ‘lack of leadership – local, state and federal levels' is one of your top three greatest challenges....

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Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative Honored with Economic Development Impact Award

Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) was recognized for economic development accomplishments and commitment to their local communities at their annual meeting in Farley. MVEC has been instrumental in numerous development projects and initiatives in eastern Iowa for many years....

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Economic Development Organizations Announce Merger

Following a three year trial period with shared staff and a year of planning, the merger between the Butler County Development Corporation and the Grundy County Development Alliance is now complete with the new Butler-Grundy Development Alliance....

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