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IEDA Board - December 15, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room
Public Webinar Access:
Board packet available here.
Date: December 15, 2023 | 9:15 a.m.


Voting Board Members Mark Kittrell – Chair, Emily Schmitt – Vice Chair, Melissa Ballard, Bobbi Bentz, Doug Boone, Mark Kittrell, Pankaj Monga, Hank Norem, Lisa Shimkat, Jennifer Steffensmeier and Thomas Townsend
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board Members David Barker, Jay Byers, Rob Denson, Senator Izaah Knox, Senator Carrie Koelker, Representative Heather Matson and Representative Ray Sorensen


  1. Board Chair

    Mark Kittrell
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of November 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of December 15, 2023 Meeting 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

    Mark Kittrell
    1. 120 Day Report

    2. Compliance Report

      1. Cedar Ridge Vineyard, LLC – Swisher

      2. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc – Cedar Rapids

      3. MMIS Holdings, LLC d/b/a Midwest Mechanical Industrial Services, LLC – Logan

      4. Morrison Brothers Company – Dubuque

      5. General Mills Operations, LLC; GM Cereals Properties, Inc.; and General Mills Sales, Inc. – Cedar Rapids

  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. – Council Bluffs

      Doug Boone
      Roll Call
    2. Alpla, Inc. – Iowa City

      Jennifer Steffensmeier
      Roll Call
    3. Kooima Ag, Inc. – Rock Valley

      Lisa Shimkat
      Roll Call
  5. Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Grant Program

    Maicie Pohlman
    1. Request to Extend Project Completion Date 

  6. State-Funded Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program

    1. Request to Extend Project Completion Date Action

      Maicie Pohlman
  7. Amendments to Rules

    1. Adopt Amendments to Tax Credit Rules, 261 IAC Chapters 43, 47, 48, and 116

      Lisa Connell
    2. Rescind and Replace Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Rules, 261 IAC Chapter 81 

      Lisa Connell
  8. Budget and Finance Report

    Terry Roberson
  9. Legislative Update

    Deanna Triplett
  10. Director’s Report

    Debi Durham
  11. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is January 19, 2024

  12. Adjournment

    Mark Kittrell

Please Note:
The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later, depending upon length of earlier meetings. Some members of the board may participate electronically due to travel issues. Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the Chair. If you require accommodation to participate in this public meeting, call (515) 348-6146 to make your request. Please notify us as long as possible in advance of meeting.
*This meeting will be accessible to members of the public in person at IEDA or click on the link above to request the link to participate in the meeting via Teams. You will be directed to register to receive the link.