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IEDA Board - July 21, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room Public Webinar Access:*
Board packet available here.
Date: July 21, 2023 | 9:15 a.m.


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


  1. Committee Chair

    Mark Kittrell
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of June 16, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of July 21, 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. OpenLoop Health, Inc. – Des Moines

      2. Worley Warehousing, Inc. – Cedar Rapids

      3. Source Allies, Inc. – Urbandale

      4. Camso Manufacturing USA Ltd. - Peosta

  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. A to Z Drying, Inc. - Osage

      Doug Boone
      Roll Call
    2. M. H. Eby, Inc. – Story City

      Lisa Shimkat
      Roll Call
    3. Mid-States Material Handling and Fabrication, Inc. - Nevada

      Megan McKay
      Roll Call
    4. RILCO, Inc. - Eldridge

      Jennifer Steffensmeier
      Roll Call
  5. TCC Recommendations

    Pankaj Monga
    1. Janas Materials, Inc.: Demonstration Fund - $100,000

    2. MOD Advisor, Inc.: Demonstration Fund - $100,000

    3. Coltie, Inc.: Proof of Commercial Relevance - $50,000

    4. Primary Assembly, LLC: Proof of Commercial Relevance - $50,000

    5. GW Nutrition, Inc.: Proof of Commercial Relevance - $50,000

      Rita Grimm
  6. Amendments to Rules

    Lisa Connell
    1. Approval to File Notice of Intended Action to Amend Butchery Innovation and
      Revitalization Program Rules, 261 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 51

    2. Approval to Adopt New 261 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 57, Employer
      Child Care Tax Credit

    3. Approval to Rescind 261 Iowa Administrative Code Chapters 4, 27, 32, 34,
      35, 37, 40, 41, 46, 70, 78, 79, and 164 Relating to Discontinued Programs
      or Unnecessary Rules

  7. Vendor Approval(s)

    Terry Roberson
  8. Budget and Finance Report

    Terry Roberson
  9. EMS Presentation

    Rob Christensen
  10. This is Iowa Update

    Staci Hupp Ballard
  11. Director’s Report

    Debi Durham
  12. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is August 18, 2023

  13. 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 via Teams 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.