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IEDA Board - August 16, 2019


Location: 200 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 | Main Conference Room
Date: August 16 | 9:30 a.m.


Voting Board Members Chris Murray, Jennifer Cooper, Linda Crookham-Hansen, Lisa Hull, Doane Chilcoat, Megan McKay, Mark Kittrell, Pankaj Monga, Emily Schmitt, Lisa Shimkat and Thomas Townsend
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board Members Senator Mark Lofgren, Senator Jackie Smith, Representative Brian K. Lohse, Representative Kenan Judge, Rob Denson, Jay Simmons and David Barker


  1. Board Vice Chair

    Jennifer Cooper
    1. Welcome & Introductions

    2. Roll Call

    3. Approval of July 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of August 16, 2019 Agenda

  2. Public Comment Period

    1. A public comment period for the full meeting will be held at this time to accommodate visitors. This period is limited to 10 minutes.

  3. Compliance

    Katie Rockey
    1. 120 Day Report

    2. Compliance Report

      Katie Rockey
      1. American Packaging Corporation - Story City

      2. Simply Essentials, LLC - Charles City

  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Nordic Group of Companies, LLC and Seats Incorporated - Chariton

      Linda Crookham-Hansen
      Roll Call
  5. Sioux City Reinvestment District

    Alaina Santizo
    1. Request to Amend Legal Description and Substitute Map

  6. Rules Amendments

    Kristin Hanks-Bents
    1. Disaster Recovery Housing

  7. Innovation Fund Tax Credit Program

    Kristin Hanks-Bents
    1. Recommendation to Issue Tax Credit Certificates

  8. Angel Investor Tax Credit Program

    Matt Rasmussen
    1. Recommendation Re: Issuance of Tax Credit Certificates

  9. Certified Sites

    Amy Kuhlers
  10. Director's Office

    1. Budget & Finance Report

      Terry Roberson
    2. Legislative Update

      Kristin Hanks-Bents
    3. Director's Report

      Rita Grimm
  11. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is September 20, 2019

  12. Adjournment


Please Note: The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later, depending upon length of earlier meetings. Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the Chair for each meeting. If you require accommodation to participate in this public meeting, call (515) 348-6146 to make your request. Please notify IEDA at least 48 hours in advance.

**The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code sections 21.5(1)a, 15.118, 22.7.3, 22.7.6 and 22.7.8 to review and discuss records IEDA is required to treat as confidential under Iowa law. This includes confidential business and financial information about applicants and industrial prospects with which the Authority is currently negotiating.