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Does Your Hazard Mitigation Plan Really Take into Consideration The Short and Long Term Economic Development Impacts of A Disaster?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards. In other words, actions that help to ensure the impacts of a natural hazard, such as a flood, are reduced....

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Written by Rick Allely
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Transportation 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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Written by Paul Trombino III
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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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Written by PDI
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