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Webinar: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to Your Community

The Pro Learning Lab’s first webinar of 2014 will focus on how your community can more effectively attract FDI. In this session, we will discuss FDI trends, and research tools and data that can help you build a framework for creating a local strategy to attract foreign direct investment....

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Home Loan Funds Provided Through Agency Increase 16 Percent from 2012

A record 2,663 rural Iowa families utilized more than $277 million in home loans offered through USDA Rural Development to achieve their homeownership dreams in 2013. This represents a 16 percent increase in home loan funding from 2012....

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Iowa Commercial Property Reform Tax Credit - Deadline Jan. 15

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the State of Iowa passed Property Tax Reform. This legislation includes a Business Property Tax Credit for commercial, industrial, and railway property under new Iowa Code chapter 426C for property taxes due and payable in fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2014. This credit is similar to the Homestead Credit....

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i6 Green Challenge Workshops

Learn how to tap into university knowledge and other resources available by attending an i6 Green Challenges Workshop on Monday, February 10 or Tuesday, February 11. Hosted by the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission and Southern Iowa Council of Governments, these workshops are designed for for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved with green processes or products who are interested in connecting with universities to foster new products and ideas that will spur local economic growth. ...

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ICAD Receives MAEDC Award for FY2012 Annual Report

The Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group was one of three Midwest economic development organizations recently recognized in the “Annual Report” category during the MidAmerica Economic Development Council (MAEDC) Economic Development Awards held December 9 in Chicago....

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