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IEDA Board - November 17, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room
Public Webinar Access:
Board packet available here
Date: November 17, 2023 | 9:10 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 October 20, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of November 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 – CONSENT AGENDA

    Mark Kittrell
    1. 120 Day Report

    2. Compliance Report

      1. Meridian Clinical Research – Sioux City

  4. Compliance – TCC Recommendations

    Katie Rockey
    1. Innovas Technologies, LLC

    2. Accelerated Ag dba Power Pollen

  5. Financial Assistance Applications

    1. Independence Foods, LLC – City of Independence

      Megan McKay
      Roll Call
  6. TCC Recommendations

    Anna Lensing
    1. America’s Seed Fund, F/K/A SBIR/STTR Outreach Program

    2. FES Solutions, LLC (Proof of Commercial Relevance)

    3. Ten5, Inc. (Proof of Commercial Relevance)

  7. Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program

    Melissa Harshbarger
    1. Requests to Extend Project Completion Dates

  8. Authorization to Enter into 28E Agreements with Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Department of Administrative Services

    Heather Gibb
    1. Conservation Education Center (CEC) Buildings at Springbrook State Park

    2. Cloverwood 4H Camp

  9. Vendor Approval(s)

    Terry Roberson
  10. Budget and Finance Report

    Terry Roberson
  11. Director’s Report

    Debi Durham
  12. Other Business

    1. 2024 Board Meeting Dates

      Rita Grimm
    2. Next Board Meeting is December 15, 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 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.