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December 6 2022

West Viking Road Industrial Park in Cedar Falls recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

December 2 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards more than $200,000 CAT grant

November 18 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for five established companies and two startups in Iowa

November 2 2022

10 Communities Receive $934,430 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

Projects will leverage private investments to revitalize downtowns across the state

October 21 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance to two companies 

October 19 2022

City of Washington to Celebrate Small Businesses and New Downtown Mural

Event to Recognize #IowansUnite Video Contest Winner

October 13 2022

Iowa Economic Development Authority Awards $3.3 Million to Nine Communities for Water Infrastructure Projects

October 12 2022

IEDA announces $96 million investment in Iowa's small businesses and entrepreneurs

October 10 2022

IEDA Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program set to accept applications November 1, 2022

October 7 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards more than $1 million in CAT and Sports Tourism grants

October 3 2022

SHOP IOWA DAY IS COMING!

Statewide e-commerce marketplace announces October 12 as special deals day to encourage shopping from Iowa small businesses ahead of holiday season

September 21 2022

IEDA awards $35 million in credits to Workforce Housing Tax Credit projects

September 16 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for two established companies and four startups in Iowa

September 14 2022

Iowa Tourism Office Launches Redesigned Website, Latest Travel Guide

Revamped site, guide offer fresh inspiration for Iowa travel

September 2 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards $775,000 in CAT grants to Akron, Audubon

August 31 2022

IEDA awards $19 million in credits to Iowa historic preservation projects

August 11 2022

Iowa Energy Center board awards $1 million in energy grants, one energy infrastructure loan

August 4 2022

Mills Crossing certified as Iowa’s newest mega site in Western Iowa

August 2 2022

Albia, Monticello Join Prestigious Main Street Iowa Program

August 1 2022

Hardware Hank in Le Mars wins Statewide Open 4 Business Pitch Contest

Five Iowa Businesses Take Home Awards

July 22 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for an established company, four startups and a reinvestment district plan

July 7 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards Sports Tourism grants to Des Moines and Bettendorf

June 17 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for six companies, award for a service provider supporting entrepreneurs

June 14 2022

IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

June 1 2022

Refreshed Iowa Farm & Fun Passport offers deals, discounts and prizes for Iowa travelers

May 26 2022

Gov. Reynolds announces $20M investment in nonprofits to serve Iowans in need

May 25 2022

Osceola home to Iowa’s newest certified site

May 20 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for three established companies and six startups in Iowa

May 12 2022

To Showcase Support for Iowa’s Small Businesses, Gov. Reynolds Announces  Second Annual Community Contest

Video contest gives communities a chance to win custom mural

May 5 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards Sports Tourism grant to Iowa City

May 5 2022

Governor Reynolds announces nearly $20M investment in Downtown Housing Revitalization projects

April 22 2022

Main Street Iowa Development Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Achievements

Award Winning Projects, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Honored

April 22 2022

IEDA Board approves projects from four companies in Iowa, two reinvestment districts

April 21 2022

Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2022 Conference

April 7 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards Sports Tourism grants to Clear Lake and Council Bluffs

April 6 2022

Gov. Reynolds announces $100M investment in Iowa’s quality of life and tourism

March 18 2022

IEDA Board approves assistance for three established companies and five startups in Iowa

March 10 2022

Secretary Naig Leads Trade Mission to Mexico

Visit aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities

March 4 2022

Enhance Iowa Board awards first Sports Tourism grant

March 3 2022

Governor Reynolds, IEDA Award $22 Million in Manufacturing 4.0 Funding

Manufacturing 4.0 Workforce Innovation grants have been awarded to 46 companies

March 1 2022

Spring/Summer Iowa Travel Guide Now Available

February 21 2022

Fourth Round of Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Opens

New program designed to facilitate energy-related economic development

February 18 2022

IEDA Board Approves Projects From Four Companies in Iowa

Approved awards will assist in the creation of 131 jobs and result in $487 million in new capital investment

February 10 2022

IEDA Awards $22 Million in Credits to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

These awards will help transform six historic buildings, including a former department store and millwork factory, into new spaces.

January 25 2022

National Plan for Vacation Day Encourages Travel in 2022

The Iowa Tourism Office joins destination marketing organizations around the country to mark National Plan for Vacation Day.

January 21 2022

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board approves assistance for three established companies and four startups in Iowa, awards funding for butchery innovation and revitalization

These awards will assist in the creation of 84 jobs and result in $96.3 million in new capital investment.

January 18 2022

Fort Madison site recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

A Development-ready Site in Fort Madison is the Latest Industrial Site to Achieve Certification

January 18 2022

$16.6 million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Infrastructure, Housing and Revitalization Projects

Awards Made Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

January 12 2022

Iowa Launches First Statewide Program Recognizing Family-Friendly Employers

Best Place for Working Parents® designation is now available to qualifying employers

January 7 2022

New Program Offers Grants for Sports Tourism Marketing

Enhance Iowa Board Announced it Will Accept Applications Starting February 1

January 4 2022

Governor Awards $210M in Broadband Grants

Funding awarded to 160 applicants as part of the latest investment in expanding broadband across the state

December 17 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board approves projects from two established companies in Iowa, awards strategic infrastructure grant

Board approves awards for two companies, which will assist in the creation of 454 jobs and result in $611.3 million in new capital investment

December 2 2021

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa Board Awards More Than $5.1 Million in CAT Grants to 16 Communities

November 19 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From an Established Company and Four Startups

November 8 2021

Digital Distillery Passport Encourages Thirst for Adventure

Iowa Tourism Office announces the launch of the Iowa Distillery passport

November 3 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces New Investments in Child Care Following Task Force Recommendations

Key initiatives announced to address Iowa’s child care shortage and advance the state’s continued economic recovery

October 22 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From Two Established Companies

October 20 2021

City of Knoxville to Celebrate Small Businesses and New Downtown Mural

Event to Recognize #IowansUnite Video Contest Winner

October 20 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces Significant Investments to Combat Workforce Shortages, Refocus Unemployment System 

Governor Kim Reynolds announced two new programs to help combat Iowa’s workforce shortage

October 20 2021

13 Communities Receive $1.2 Million in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

Projects will leverage private investments to revitalize downtowns across the state

October 15 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces Launch of Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program

Application window will open on October 18

October 6 2021

$5.2 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Housing and Downtown Revitalization

Awards totaling $5.2 million were announced today for CDBG projects across the state.

October 5 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces Funds Available to Support Rural Communities

Four competitive programs available for rural communities under 20,000

October 1 2021

Iowa Energy Center Launches Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program

September 21 2021

$29.8 Million in Tax Credits Awarded to Workforce Housing Projects

IEDA awarded credits to 49 housing projects

September 17 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From Three Established and Three Startup Companies

Rules for new Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Fund approved

September 14 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces Broadband Grant Recipients of $100M Investment

39 applicants awarded a total of $97,500,000 for broadband infrastructure as part of the latest Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program

September 13 2021

Iowa Tourism Office Offers Incentives and Resources for Travel Through Fall and Winter

Iowa Farm & Fun Passport and Fall/Winter Iowa Travel Guide now available

September 8 2021

New National This Is Iowa Ad Inspires People to Visit, Live and Work in Iowa

A nationally televised commercial to introduce the state, and its unmatched quality of life

September 8 2021

Governor Reynolds Announces Historic Investment for Housing

Gov. Reynolds announced an additional $100 million investment to expand housing

August 20 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 5 Established Companies in Iowa

Projects will assist in the creation of 170 jobs and result in $50.4 million in new capital investment

August 5 2021

BOARD ACTION: Iowa Energy Center Board Awards $2.8 Million in Energy Grants

Funds enable eligible applicants to pursue projects that align with key focus areas of the Iowa Energy Plan

August 3 2021

Nearly 200 Applications for Broadband Grants Following $100M Investment

178 applications received from broadband providers for the latest Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program

August 2 2021

Bauman and Company in Main Street Mount Vernon Wins Statewide Open 4 Business Contest

Five Businesses Compete for State Honor

July 30 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces Members of Carbon Sequestration Task Force Working Groups 

July 16 2021

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Five Established and Two Startup Companies

Projects will assist in the creation of 407 jobs and result in nearly $132 million in new capital investment

July 7 2021

Iowa Tourism Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Celebrate the end of summer, create memories and explore with Travel Iowa

July 7 2021

IEDA Awards Tax Credits to Historic Preservation Projects (revised)

IEDA announced $20.5 million in awards to transform 12 historic buildings, including old schools and warehouses, into new spaces

July 1 2021

Iowa Tourism Office Launches “Fuel Your Road Trip” Initiative

Score a Gift Card. Fuel Your Road Trip. Hit the Road.

June 30 2021

IEDA Awards $2.6 Million in Catalyst Funding to Strengthen Downtowns Across Iowa

IEDA announced $2.6 million in funding to help 26 communities revitalize their downtown districts

June 25 2021

IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

Awards will assist in the creation of 248 jobs and result in $26.6 million in new capital investment

June 22 2021

Gov. Reynolds Signs Executive Order Creating Carbon Sequestration Task Force

June 18 2021

Gov. Reynolds Announces $400,000 for Rural Innovation Projects and Housing Studies

Grant programs are part of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

June 3 2021

$2.2 million Awarded for Community Infrastructure Projects 

IEDA awards communities through the Community Development Block Grant program

May 21 2021

IEDA Board Approves Projects From 9 Established and 7 Startup Companies in Iowa

Awards will assist in the creation of 218 jobs and result in almost $103 million in new capital investment

May 18 2021

Governor Announces Community Pride Video Contest

#IowansUnite contest gives communities a chance to win custom mural

April 28 2021

Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2021 Conference

25 awards recognizing excellence in the industry presented at the Iowa Tourism Conference

April 16 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Assistance for 3 Companies Awards for 3 Service Providers Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

March 19 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 7 established and 3 Startup Companies

March 2 2021

$6.18 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities

CDBG Awards for 18 Iowa Communities for Infrastructure, Housing and Transportation Projects

March 1 2021

Spring/Summer Edition of Iowa Travel Guide Now Available

Available online at traveliowa.com for travelers who want to learn more about exploring Iowa

February 25 2021

Governor Reynolds, Secretary Naig Participate in Virtual Trade Mission with Japan

Trade and investment opportunities proceed despite pandemic

February 19 2021

BOARD ACTION: Expansion of Small Meat Processors Bolsters Iowa Farming and Manufacturing, Meets Consumer Demand

IEDA Board approves awards for projects from two companies expanding Iowa meat production

February 15 2021

Next Round of Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Application Opens February 15

February 11 2021

Third Round of Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Program Opens

February 11 2021

Governor Announces Manufacturing Roadmap for Iowa

Manufacturing 4.0 outlines strategies to help Iowa adapt to a global technology revolution 

February 8 2021

Governor Reynolds announces new Funds Available to Support Innovative Rural Projects and Housing Assessments

February 1 2021

BEST of Iowa Releases Key Findings on COVID-19 Economic Impacts

Four community groups receive BEST of Iowa Excellence Award

January 22 2021

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board approves projects from two established and two startup companies in Iowa

January 5 2021

New Digital Passport Encourages Travelers to Explore Iowa’s Scenic Byways

December 18 2020

BOARD ACTION: IEDA Board Approves Projects From 2 Established Companies in Iowa

December 16 2020

Governor Reynolds Receives 2021 Empower Rural Iowa Recommendations

These recommendations came out of the Invest, Grow and Connect task forces

December 8 2020

$3.5 million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Housing and Infrastructure Projects

10 communities receive awards

December 3 2020

Tax Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

Awards totaling $20.4 million announced for 10 projects

December 2 2020

Gov. Announces COVID-19 Arts and Cultural Recovery Program

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to grant $7 million for relief 

November 20 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board approves projects from three established and five startup companies in Iowa

November 20 2020

Japan’s Spiber Inc. expands production to Clinton through partnership with ADM

IEDA Board approves award for bioscience company with first-of-its-kind technology in the United States

November 3 2020

Governor Reynolds announces $5.85 Million for Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant Awardees

Funds will be used to create job training opportunities to Iowans impacted by the Coronavirus.

October 29 2020

Governor Announces $2 Million in CARES Act Funding for COVID-19 Nanovaccine Development in Iowa

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa will partner to develop and test a nanovaccine  

October 26 2020

Gov. Announces $5 Million in Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants

The latest grants in a series of Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants to give more Iowans access to critical broadband infrastructure

October 21 2020

Gov. Reynolds Applauds Trump Administration's High-Speed Broadband Investment

USDA announced it is investing $24 million to provide broadband internet in rural communities

October 19 2020

Gov. Announces Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Awards and Encourages Applicants for New Relief Fund

Grants will support Iowa’s economic recovery by strengthening its workforce through training in high-demand fields and supporting career development

October 16 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects for Three Established Companies in Iowa

October 15 2020

14 Communities Receive $925,000 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

Projects will leverage private investments to revitalize downtowns across the state

October 9 2020

Iowa Announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Available to Eligible Low-Income Iowans for COVID-19 Utility Disruption Prevention

October 2 2020

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa awards more than $1.3 million in CAT grants

September 30 2020

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Launches Iowa Leadership Exchange Event

Iowa Leadership Exchange 2020 is supported by the Growing Rural Iowa Task Force to help existing programs grow and assist a state network of leaders

September 21 2020

$8.8 million awarded to communities for housing, infrastructure and downtown revitalization projects

CDBG awards projects in 21 communities across the state

September 18 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board approves projects from one established and two startup companies in Iowa

September 17 2020

Board Action: Iowa Energy Center Board Awards $2.7 Million in Energy Grants; Elects New Board Leadership

September 2 2020

Gov. Reynolds announces small business relief for bars and taverns in six counties

Small Business Relief Grant Program will reopen to provide relief to establishments impacted by the Aug. 27 disaster proclamation

August 25 2020

Gov. Reynolds allocates $100 million in CARES Act funding to support Iowa agriculture

Relief funding to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers and agricultural industries

August 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established Companies in Iowa

August 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Enhance Iowa Awards More Than $3.7 million in CAT Grants to 12 Communities

August 21 2020

Eligibility Expanded for Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

August 14 2020

Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund Application Period Extended, Eligibility Expanded

Financial Assistance Available to Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

August 3 2020

IEDA announces new e-commerce platform to support Iowa’s small businesses

Shop Iowa provides retailers a place to showcase their products and businesses

August 3 2020

Volunteer Iowa, IEDA Launch Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund

Financial Assistance Now Available to Eligible Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

July 22 2020

Nearly $10 million in credits awarded to Workforce Housing Tax Credit projects

The Tax Credit provides tax benefits to developers to provide housing in Iowa, focusing on projects using abandoned, empty or dilapidated properties

July 21 2020

Pressed in Main Street Spencer Wins Statewide Open 4 Business Contest

Five Iowa businesses take home awards

July 17 2020

IEDA Announces COVID-19 Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Financial Assistance Now Available to Eligible Small Businesses for COVID-19 Utility Disruption

July 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Five Established and Seven Startup Companies in Iowa

July 14 2020

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Awards $400,000 for Innovation Projects and Housing Studies in Rural Communities Across Iowa

21 communities awarded in the inaugural round for the Rural Innovation and Rural Housing Assessment programs

July 7 2020

State Awards $2.6 Million in Catalyst Funding to Rejuvenate Downtowns Across Iowa

Community Catalyst Building Remediation grants awarded to 26 communities to help create fundamental, positive change

July 6 2020

$21.9 million in Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

15 projects to receive state Historic Preservation tax credits

July 2 2020

State Awards $400,000 for Innovation Projects and Housing Studies in Rural Communities Across Iowa

Grant programs are an outcome of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

July 1 2020

Governor Reynolds highlights the beginning of USMCA

U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement taking effect July 1

June 19 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Assistance to Meridian Clinical Research

June 11 2020

New opportunities encourage Iowans to visit state parks, support local tourism this summer

June 4 2020

$4.6 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Infrastructure Projects

May 22 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established and Four Startup Companies in Iowa

April 29 2020

$1.2 Million Awarded from Registered Apprenticeship Fund

April 29 2020

IEDA Opens New Application Round for Workforce Housing Tax Credits

Deadline to apply is June 8

April 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Three Established and Five Startup Companies

April 9 2020

IEDA Announces 500 Small Businesses to Benefit from First Round of Iowa Small Business Relief Grants

Grants to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

April 3 2020

Main Street Iowa Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements

This year, 19 projects were selected from 155 competitive nominations submitted in 13 different categories.

March 23 2020

Governor Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

Financial Assistance and Tax Deferral Now Available to Eligible Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 21 2020

U.S. SBA Issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 9 2020

New Funds Available to Support Innovative Rural Projects and Housing Assessments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today two new competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,00

March 3 2020

Iowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2020 Conference

March 2 2020

Spring/Summer Iowa Travel Guide Now Available

The free 148-page guide can be ordered online at traveliowa.com

February 26 2020

Pleasant Hill site achieves certification status

The Pleasant Hill Commerce Park is the latest site to achieve certification status.

February 21 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established Company, Four Startups

February 13 2020

Secretary Naig to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico

Visit aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities

February 12 2020

Next Round of Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit Application Opens February 15

February 6 2020

Second Round of Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Program Opens

February 4 2020

Businesses from 165 Iowa communities help identify opportunities and challenges for Iowa economy

4 counties receive BEST of Iowa Excellence Award

January 17 2020

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From One Established Company, Four Startups

January 7 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Charles City site recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

December 20 2019

BOARD ACTION: Board Approves Projects From Four Established Companies

December 18 2019

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative adopted recommendations for consideration

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