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IEDA Board -March 17, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room
Public Webinar Access:
Board packet available here.
Date: March 17, 2023 | 9:15 a.m.


Due Diligence Committee Members Mark Kittrell – Chair, Emily Schmitt – Vice Chair, Jennifer Cooper, Lisa Hull, Megan McKay and Lisa Shimkat
Voting Board Members Megan McKay – Chair, Emily Schmitt – Vice Chair, Doug Boone, Jennifer Cooper, Sam Eathington, Lisa Hull, 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 and Representative Phil Thompson


  1. Committee Chair

    Mark Kittrell
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of February 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of March 17, 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

    1. 120 Day Report

      Katie Rockey
  4. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Kent Pet Group, Inc. a Subsidiary of Kent Corporation - Muscatine

      Maicie Pohlman/Lisa Hull
    2. Rockwell Collins, Inc., a Part of Collins Aerospace – Cedar Rapids

      Maicie Pohlman/Jennifer Cooper
    3. Closed Session, If Necessary [Iowa Code sections 15.118, 21.5(1)a and 22.7]

      1. Discussion of Information Contained in the Applications for Financial Assistance**

    4. Open Session

      1. Kent Pet Group, Inc., a Subsidiary of Kent Corporation - Muscatine

        Lisa Hull
        Roll Call
      2. Rockwell Collins, Inc., a Part of Collins Aerospace – Cedar Rapids

        Jennifer Cooper
        Roll Call
  5. Iowa Reinvestment District Program

    1. Newton Legacy Reinvestment District – Request for Final Funding Decision and Establishment of Commencement Date

      Maicie Pohlman
      Roll Call
  6. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is April 21, 2023

  7. 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 us as soon as possible in advance of meeting.

*The 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.

**The Due Diligence Committee and the Economic Development Authority Board, if a quorum of the Board is present, 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.