Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 26

Applications now being accepted for low income “Opportunity Zones” in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, announced an invitation for cities, counties and communities in eligible areas of Iowa to apply to be considered for designation as Opportunity Zones. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contains new tax incentives for investments in low-income census …

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Feb 26

Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

DES MOINES – Eleven businesses will participate in DNR’s 2018 Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Upper-level college and university students work on-site at Iowa companies for 12- or 24-week paid internships to research solutions and implement pollution prevention strategies that will increase efficiency, reduce costs and help meet companies’ environmental goals.

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Feb 20

Secretary Perdue: “Rural America will see major benefits from Trump’s infrastructure plan”

“Under President Trump’s ‘Building a Stronger America’ infrastructure agenda, we can restore our position in the world and steer America back to prosperity, particularly in rural America.”

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Feb 17

Iowa Economic Development Board awards $350,000 in cat grants to projects in Toledo and Schleswig

DES MOINES – The Enhance Iowa Board awarded $345,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a community theater in Toledo and a community golf clubhouse in Schleswig at today’s meeting in Urbandale. 

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Feb 13

Iowa Governor proposes new tax plan to help small businesses, workers, more

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg unveiled the most significant tax reform package in decades on Tuesday, providing immediate relief to middle class workers, small business owners, farmers, families and teachers across Iowa, making good on the commitment she made in her swearing in address last May and again in …

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