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October 20 2021

City of Knoxville to Celebrate Small Businesses and New Downtown Mural 

Event to Recognize #IowansUnite Video Contest Winner

October 15 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces launch of Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program

Application window will open on October 18

October 6 2021

$5.2 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Housing and Downtown Revitalization

Awards totaling $5.2 million were announced today for CDBG projects across the state.

October 5 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces Funds Available to Support Rural Communities

Four competitive programs available for rural communities under 20,000

October 1 2021

Iowa Energy Center Launches Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program

September 21 2021

$29.8 Million in Tax Credits Awarded to Workforce Housing Projects

IEDA awarded credits to 49 housing projects

September 17 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From Three Established and Three Startup Companies

Rules for new Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Fund approved

September 14 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces Broadband Grant Recipients of $100M Investment 

39 applicants awarded a total of $97,500,000 for broadband infrastructure as part of the latest Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program

September 13 2021

Iowa Tourism Office Offers Incentives and Resources for Travel Through Fall and Winter

Iowa Farm & Fun Passport and Fall/Winter Iowa Travel Guide now available

September 8 2021

New National This Is Iowa Ad Inspires People to Visit, Live and Work in Iowa

A nationally televised commercial to introduce the state, and its unmatched quality of life

September 8 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces Historic Investment for Housing

Gov. Reynolds announced an additional $100 million investment to expand housing

August 20 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 5 Established Companies in Iowa

Projects will assist in the creation of 170 jobs and result in $50.4 million in new capital investment

August 5 2021

BOARD ACTION: Iowa Energy Center Board Awards $2.8 Million in Energy Grants

Funds enable eligible applicants to pursue projects that align with key focus areas of the Iowa Energy Plan

August 3 2021

Nearly 200 Applications for Broadband Grants Following $100M Investment

178 applications received from broadband providers for the latest Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program

August 2 2021

Bauman and Company in Main Street Mount Vernon Wins Statewide Open 4 Business Contest

Five Businesses Compete for State Honor

July 30 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces Members of Carbon Sequestration Task Force Working Groups 

July 16 2021

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Five Established and Two Startup Companies

Projects will assist in the creation of 407 jobs and result in nearly $132 million in new capital investment

July 7 2021

Iowa Tourism Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Celebrate the end of summer, create memories and explore with Travel Iowa

July 7 2021

IEDA Awards Tax Credits to Historic Preservation Projects (revised)

IEDA announced $20.5 million in awards to transform 12 historic buildings, including old schools and warehouses, into new spaces

July 1 2021

Iowa Tourism Office Launches “Fuel Your Road Trip” Initiative

Score a Gift Card. Fuel Your Road Trip. Hit the Road.

June 30 2021

IEDA Awards $2.6 Million in Catalyst Funding to Strengthen Downtowns Across Iowa

IEDA announced $2.6 million in funding to help 26 communities revitalize their downtown districts

June 25 2021

IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

Awards will assist in the creation of 248 jobs and result in $26.6 million in new capital investment

June 22 2021

Gov. Reynolds Signs Executive Order Creating Carbon Sequestration Task Force

June 18 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces $400,000 for Rural Innovation Projects and Housing Studies

Grant programs are part of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

June 3 2021

$2.2 million Awarded for Community Infrastructure Projects 

IEDA awards communities through the Community Development Block Grant program

May 21 2021

IEDA Board Approves Projects From 9 Established and 7 Startup Companies in Iowa

Awards will assist in the creation of 218 jobs and result in almost $103 million in new capital investment

May 18 2021

Governor Announces Community Pride Video Contest

#IowansUnite contest gives communities a chance to win custom mural

April 28 2021

Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2021 Conference

25 awards recognizing excellence in the industry presented at the Iowa Tourism Conference

April 16 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Assistance for 3 Companies, Awards for 3 Service Providers Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

March 19 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 7 established and 3 Startup Companies

March 2 2021

$6.18 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities

CDBG Awards for 18 Iowa Communities for Infrastructure, Housing and Transportation Projects

March 1 2021

Spring/Summer Edition of Iowa Travel Guide Now Available

Available online at traveliowa.com for travelers who want to learn more about exploring Iowa

February 25 2021

Governor Reynolds, Secretary Naig Participate in Virtual Trade Mission with Japan

Trade and investment opportunities proceed despite pandemic

February 19 2021

BOARD ACTION: Expansion of Small Meat Processors Bolsters Iowa Farming and Manufacturing, Meets Consumer Demand

IEDA Board approves awards for projects from two companies expanding Iowa meat production

February 15 2021

Next Round of Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Application Opens February 15

February 11 2021

Third Round of Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Program Opens

February 11 2021

Governor Announces Manufacturing Roadmap for Iowa

Manufacturing 4.0 outlines strategies to help Iowa adapt to a global technology revolution 

February 8 2021

Governor Reynolds announces new Funds Available to Support Innovative Rural Projects and Housing Assessments

February 1 2021

BEST of Iowa Releases Key Findings on COVID-19 Economic Impacts

Four community groups receive BEST of Iowa Excellence Award

January 22 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board approves projects from two established and two startup companies in Iowa

January 5 2021

New Digital Passport Encourages Travelers to Explore Iowa’s Scenic Byways 

Discover Iowa’s scenic byways and the unique attractions, shops and restaurants, while qualifying for discounts and prizes

December 18 2020

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 2 Established Companies in Iowa

December 16 2020

Governor Reynolds Receives 2021 Empower Rural Iowa Recommendations

These recommendations came out of the Invest, Grow and Connect task forces

December 8 2020

$3.5 million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Housing and Infrastructure Projects

10 communities receive awards

December 3 2020

Tax Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

Awards totaling $20.4 million announced for 10 projects

December 2 2020

Gov. Announces COVID-19 Arts and Cultural Recovery Program

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to grant $7 million for relief 

November 20 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board approves projects from three established and five startup companies in Iowa

November 20 2020

Japan’s Spiber Inc. expands production to Clinton through partnership with ADM

IEDA Board approves award for bioscience company with first-of-its-kind technology in the United States

November 3 2020

Governor Reynolds announces $5.85 Million for Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant Awardees

Funds will be used to create job training opportunities to Iowans impacted by the Coronavirus.

October 29 2020

Governor Announces $2 Million in CARES Act Funding for COVID-19 Nanovaccine Development in Iowa

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa will partner to develop and test a nanovaccine  

October 26 2020

Gov. Announces $5 Million in Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants

The latest grants in a series of Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants to give more Iowans access to critical broadband infrastructure

October 21 2020

Gov. Reynolds Applauds Trump Administration's High-Speed Broadband Investment

USDA announced it is investing $24 million to provide broadband internet in rural communities

October 19 2020

Gov. Announces Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Awards and Encourages Applicants for New Relief Fund

Grants will support Iowa’s economic recovery by strengthening its workforce through training in high-demand fields and supporting career development

October 16 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects for Three Established Companies in Iowa

October 15 2020

14 Communities Receive $925,000 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

Projects will leverage private investments to revitalize downtowns across the state

October 9 2020

Iowa Announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Available to Eligible Low-Income Iowans for COVID-19 Utility Disruption Prevention

October 2 2020

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa awards more than $1.3 million in CAT grants

September 30 2020

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Launches Iowa Leadership Exchange Event

Iowa Leadership Exchange 2020 is supported by the Growing Rural Iowa Task Force to help existing programs grow and assist a state network of leaders

September 21 2020

$8.8 million awarded to communities for housing, infrastructure and downtown revitalization projects

CDBG awards projects in 21 communities across the state

September 18 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board approves projects from one established and two startup companies in Iowa

September 17 2020

Board Action: Iowa Energy Center Board Awards $2.7 Million in Energy Grants; Elects New Board Leadership

September 2 2020

Gov. Reynolds announces small business relief for bars and taverns in six counties

Small Business Relief Grant Program will reopen to provide relief to establishments impacted by the Aug. 27 disaster proclamation

August 25 2020

Gov. Reynolds allocates $100 million in CARES Act funding to support Iowa agriculture

Relief funding to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers and agricultural industries

August 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established Companies in Iowa

August 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa Awards More Than $3.7 million in CAT Grants to 12 Communities

August 21 2020

Eligibility Expanded for Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

August 14 2020

Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund Application Period Extended, Eligibility Expanded

Financial Assistance Available to Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

August 3 2020

IEDA announces new e-commerce platform to support Iowa’s small businesses

Shop Iowa provides retailers a place to showcase their products and businesses

August 3 2020

Volunteer Iowa, IEDA Launch Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund

Financial Assistance Now Available to Eligible Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

July 22 2020

Nearly $10 million in credits awarded to Workforce Housing Tax Credit projects

The Tax Credit provides tax benefits to developers to provide housing in Iowa, focusing on projects using abandoned, empty or dilapidated properties

July 21 2020

Pressed in Main Street Spencer Wins Statewide Open 4 Business Contest

Five Iowa businesses take home awards

July 17 2020

IEDA Announces COVID-19 Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Now Available to Eligible Small Businesses for COVID-19 Utility Disruption

July 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Five Established and Seven Startup Companies in Iowa

July 14 2020

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Awards $400,000 for Innovation Projects and Housing Studies in Rural Communities Across Iowa

21 communities awarded in the inaugural round for the Rural Innovation and Rural Housing Assessment programs

July 7 2020

State Awards $2.6 Million in Catalyst Funding to Rejuvenate Downtowns Across Iowa

Community Catalyst Building Remediation grants awarded to 26 communities to help create fundamental, positive change

July 6 2020

$21.9 million in Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

15 projects to receive state Historic Preservation tax credits

July 2 2020

State Awards $400,000 for Innovation Projects and Housing Studies in Rural Communities Across Iowa

Grant programs are an outcome of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

July 1 2020

Governor Reynolds highlights the beginning of USMCA

U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement taking effect July 1

June 19 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Assistance to Meridian Clinical Research

June 11 2020

New opportunities encourage Iowans to visit state parks, support local tourism this summer

June 4 2020

$4.6 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Infrastructure Projects

May 22 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established and Four Startup Companies in Iowa

April 29 2020

$1.2 Million Awarded from Registered Apprenticeship Fund

April 29 2020

IEDA Opens New Application Round for Workforce Housing Tax Credits

Deadline to apply is June 8

April 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established and Five Startup Companies

April 9 2020

IEDA Announces 500 Small Businesses to Benefit from First Round of Iowa Small Business Relief Grants

Grants to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

April 3 2020

Main Street Iowa Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements

This year, 19 projects were selected from 155 competitive nominations submitted in 13 different categories.

March 23 2020

Governor Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

Financial Assistance and Tax Deferral Now Available to Eligible Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 21 2020

U.S. SBA Issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 9 2020

New Funds Available to Support Innovative Rural Projects and Housing Assessments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today two new competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,00

March 3 2020

Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2020 Conference

March 2 2020

Spring/Summer Iowa Travel Guide Now Available

The free 148-page guide can be ordered online at traveliowa.com

February 26 2020

Pleasant Hill site achieves certification status

The Pleasant Hill Commerce Park is the latest site to achieve certification status.

February 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established Company, Four Startups

February 13 2020

Secretary Naig to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico

Visit aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities

February 12 2020

Next Round of Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit Application Opens February 15

February 6 2020

Second Round of Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Program Opens

February 4 2020

Businesses from 165 Iowa communities help identify opportunities and challenges for Iowa economy

4 counties receive BEST of Iowa Excellence Award

January 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established Company, Four Startups

January 7 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Charles City site recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

December 20 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Four Established Companies

December 18 2019

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative adopted recommendations for consideration

November 22 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Five Established Companies, One Startup

November 12 2019

Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary Mike Naig Leading Trade Mission to Japan

Visit aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities

November 8 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Secretary Naig to participate in press call-back from Japan

November 7 2019

14 Communities Receive $1 Million in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

Projects will leverage private investments to revitalize downtowns across the state

November 6 2019

$3 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

November 5 2019

Gov. Reynolds Kicks-Off National Apprenticeship Week

November 4 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Bondurant home to Iowa’s newest Certified Site

October 29 2019

IEDA to Open Early Application Round of CDBG Community Facilities Funding

Applications available starting November 1

October 18 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established Companies

October 15 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Workforce Housing Tax Credits Now Available for Counties Under Disaster Declaration

October 11 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Prairie View Industrial Center becomes Iowa’s Second Certified Super Park

October 10 2019

Governor Reynolds Announces Findings on the Economic Opportunities of the EdTech Sector in Iowa

September 25 2019

New Funds Available to Support Demolition, Rehabilitation of Vacant State Buildings

September 24 2019

State of Iowa Receives Grant to Help Companies Grow and Expand Export Markets

September 20 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established and Five Startups

September 11 2019

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa Awards $1.3 million in CAT Grants in Four Communities

September 5 2019

$2.1 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

August 28 2019

Anderson 400 Recognized as Iowa’s Second “Green” Certified Site

August 27 2019

Coffee shop in Main Street West Union wins statewide Open 4 Business contest

August 16 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Relocation Project in Rural Chariton

August 15 2019

BOARD ACTION: More than $2.5 million in CAT grants awarded to projects in nine Iowa communities

August 14 2019

Historic Nevada Joins Prestigious Main Street Iowa Program

August 13 2019

Rural Coon Rapids is Newest Main Street Iowa Community

July 19 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Four Established and Five Startups

July 18 2019

BOARD ACTION: Iowa Energy Center Awards $2.6 Million in Energy Grants

July 16 2019

$7.5 million awarded to rural Iowa communities for community development and housing rehabilitation

July 8 2019

$29 Million in Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

June 27 2019

Gov. Reynolds appoints Liesl Seabert as Program Manager for Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

June 21 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects from Two Iowa Companies

June 19 2019

$2.9 million awarded to rural Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

June 17 2019

Governor announces This Is Iowa campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

June 12 2019

BOARD ACTION: Nearly $556,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Projects Two Communities

May 17 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to Five Established and Four Startups

April 22 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Iowa Invites People to Explore Iowa’s Outdoors with “99 Counties, 99 Parks” Campaign

April 11 2019

State Awards $2.9 Million in Catalyst Funding to Rejuvenate Downtowns Across Iowa

Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg to recognize communities receiving awards during a ceremony tonight at the 2019 Rural Summit

April 10 2019

BOARD ACTION: Nearly $700,000 in CAT grants awarded to projects in three Iowa communities

April 1 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Sioux City site marks Iowa’s 25th Certified Site

March 29 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to One Established and Five Startups

March 20 2019

New State Programs to Spark Economic Development Opportunities in Energy

March 14 2019

$4.1 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

March 13 2019

IEDA and IFA make $2 million available for Marshalltown recovery

Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program and Main Street Mortgage Loan Program to assist downtown rehabilitation from July 2018 tornado damage

March 13 2019

BOARD ACTION: Nearly $75,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Projects in Winterset, Keokuk

March 12 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Boone Industrial Park secures Certified Site Status

March 8 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Achievements

Award Winning Projects, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Honored

March 5 2019

Ottumwa is Home to Newest Iowa Certified Site

February 22 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to Support 669 New Jobs

February 13 2019

BOARD ACTION: $400,000 CAT Grant Awarded to Des Moines Project

February 7 2019

27 Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2019 Conference

January 29 2019

Lt. Governor and Secretary of Agriculture to participate in Trade Mission to Colombia, Panama

January 29 2019

National Plan for Vacation Day encourages Americans to travel

New Iowa Travel Guide, Along the Route tool provide inspiration for Iowa vacations

January 25 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to Support 286 New Jobs

January 10 2019

BOARD ACTION: $850,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Projects in Dubuque, DeWitt

December 21 2018

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to Support 218 New Jobs

December 12 2018

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa Awards Baseball/softball Complex Tax Rebate

November 28 2018

$4.5 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

November 20 2018

$23 Million in Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

November 16 2018

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Awards to Support Small Businesses

November 15 2018

BOARD ACTION: Nearly $680,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Projects in Corydon, Dunlap and Des Moines

November 13 2018

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg Highlight National Apprenticeship Week

Activities planned throughout Iowa Nov. 13-18

November 8 2018

13 Communities Receive Nearly $1 Million In Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

November 7 2018

Energy Center Board approves rules for programs to help advance projects in support of the statewide

October 24 2018

Big Cedar Industrial Park Becomes Iowa’s First Mega Certified Site

November 6 2017

Dubuque Site Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

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