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IEDA Board - December 20, 2019


Location: 1963 Bell Ave. Des Moines, IA 50315 | Helmick Conference Room
Date: December 20 | 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 and David Barker


  1. Board Chair

    Chris Murray
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of November 22, 2019, Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of December 20, 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 - CONSENT AGENDA

    Chris Murray / Katie Rockey
    1. Compliance Report

      1. Apple, Inc. - Waukee

      2. RMA Armament, Inc. - Centerville

    2. Approve DDC Recommendations

      1. Krause Holdings, Inc. and Affiliates - Des Moines

  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Cottingham & Butler Insurance Services, Inc. and Roshek Property, LLC - Dubuque

      Chris Murray
      Roll Call
    2. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Dubuque Bank and Trust Company, and Roshek Property, LLC - Dubuque

      Chris Murray
      Roll Call
    3. Lopez Foods, Inc. - Cherokee

      Jennifer Cooper
      Roll Call
    4. Fidelity & Guaranty Life Business Services, Inc. and Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company - Des Moines

      Linda Crookham-Hansen
      Roll Call
  5. Proposed Amendments to Rules

    Jenny Klein
    1. Notices of Intended Action

      1. Welcome Center Program, Chapter 34

      2. Community Catalyst Remediation Program, Chapter 45

      3. Workforce Housing Tax Incentives Program, Chapter 48

      4. References to the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Chapters 1, 101, 102, 106 and 108

    2. Adopt Amendments - Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Program, Chapter 71

  6. Innovation Fund Tax Credits

    Matt Rasmussen
  7. Manufacturing 4.0

    Gail Kotval
  8. Vendor and Contract Maximum Approval

    Terry Roberson
  9. Director's Office

    1. Budget & Finance Report

      Terry Roberson
    2. Legislative Update

      Jenny Klein
    3. Director's Report

      Debi Durham
  10. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is January 17, 2020, at 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA

  11. 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.