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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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Governor, IPEP release findings of 2014 Battelle Report, a new economic development roadmap for Iowa

After 18 months of work, countless meetings with subject-matter experts and Iowa stakeholders, and pages of data, statistics and indicators, the Battelle Report was released in late December 2014. Governor Terry Branstad joined representatives from the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP) -- the state’s CEO-level, industry-led advisory board co-chaired by the Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds – to release the findings of the 2014 Battelle Report: Iowa’s Re-envisioned Economic Development Roadmap....

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IEDA Adding a Few New Twists to Marketing Mix

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has been incorporating some new marketing components to the mix over the last several months. While direct marketing has always been one part of our overall efforts, IEDA now has been leveraging prominent Iowa CEOs as cover models....

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Main Street Iowa Application Workshops

Main Street Iowa will host three regional application workshops in September....

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