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Telling the Story Critical to Preserving Tif

In 2012, the Iowa Legislature adopted new tax increment financing reporting standards for Iowa cities and counties following weeks of intense debate about the future of the tool. The legislation has created significant new documentation requirements for local governments which have taken effect this year....

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City Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the IEDC

The City of Sioux City received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 Sabre Industries project in the category of BRE Single Event for communities with populations of 25,000 – 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). ...

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Iowa DOT Funding Concepts

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion regarding the transportation funding challenges that exist in Iowa. In an effort to broaden that discussion, Governor Branstad directed the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to review all transportation funding options and propose some ideas....

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Iowa Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov 18-24

IASourceLink -- the premier online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa --is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) all across Iowa with activities designed to reach every type of entrepreneur....

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Iowa Small Business Development Center Maintains National Accreditation

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network was reviewed by its national association, America’s SBDC, and based on the outstanding progress of the network and the findings and recommendations of the accreditation team, maintains its full accreditation as a high quality economic development organization....

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