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IEDA Board - February 16, 2024


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room Public Webinar Access:
Board packet can be found here.
Date: 9:15 a.m.


Voting Board Members Mark Kittrell – Chair, Emily Schmitt – Vice Chair, Melissa Ballard, Bobbi Bentz, Doug Boone, Megan McKay, 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 January 19, 2024 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of February 16, 2024 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. Future Line, LLC – Cedar Rapids

      2. Kreg Enterprises, Inc. – Ankeny

      3. Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. – Crawford County

      4. Naeve Family Beef, LLC – Camanche

  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Feldmeier Equipment, Inc. – Butler County

      Lisa Shimkat
      Roll Call
    2. Nestlé Purina PetCare Company – Fort Dodge

      Megan McKay
      Roll Call
  5. Amendments to Rules

    1. Approve Filing a Notice of Intended Action to Rescind 221 IAC Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4; 222 IAC Chapter 4; and 223 IAC Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 and 46

      Lisa Connell
  6. Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Grant Program

    1. Requests to Extend Project Completion Date

      Melissa Harshbarger
  7. Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program

    1. Requests to Extend Project Completion Date

      Melissa Harshbarger
  8. Innovation Fund Investment Tax Credit Program

    1. Applications for Issuance of Tax Credit Certificates

      Melissa Harshbarger
  9. Vendor Approval

    Terry Roberson
  10. Budget and Finance Report

    Terry Roberson
  11. Legislative Update

    Deanna Triplett
  12. Director’s Report

    Debi Durham
  13. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is March 22, 2024 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

    2. Personal Financial Disclosure Reports due April 30, 2024

  14. 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.