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IEDA Board - May 12, 2023


Location: Iowa Economic Development Authority Due Diligence Committee Agenda Friday, May 12, 2023 9:00 am 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room Public Webinar Access:*
Board packet available here.
Date: May 12, 2023 | 9:10 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 and Representative Ray Sorensen


  1. Committee Chair

    Mark Kittrell
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of April 21, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of May 12, 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
      Advance Heat Treat Corporation – Waterloo

  4. Compliance – TCC Recommendations

    Katie Rockey
    1. SAFE-Tech, Inc.

    2. WatchPoint Data, Inc.

  5. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. SPAL-USA, Inc. - Ankeny

      Roll Call
  6. TCC Recommendations

    Anna Lensing
    1. SBIR/STTR Outreach Program

    2. Varsity Music (Proof of Commercial Relevance)

    3. Soil Serdem, LLC (Proof of Commercial Relevance)

    4. UpVote, LLC (Proof of Commercial Relevance)

    5. Zymosense, Inc. (Demonstration Fund)

  7. Amendments to Rules

    1. Approval to File a Notice for Intended Action for New 261 IAC Chapter 57,  Employer Child Care Tax Credit 

      Lisa Connell
  8. Vendor Approval(s)

    Terry Roberson
  9. Director’s Office

    1. Budget and Finance Report

      Terry Roberson
    2. Director’s Report

      Debi Durham
  10. Other Business

    1. Next Board Meeting is June 16, 2023

  11. Adjournment


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.