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Main Street Iowa Economic Impact Report Summary Available

On January 31, 2013, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) hosted the Main Street Iowa Economic Impact Symposium featuring Donovan Rypkema, the principal of Place Economics, who presented a summary of his findings from a recent study on the economic impacts of the Main Street Iowa program over the past 25 years. The findings of the report are a compelling argument for the success of historic preservation as an economic development tool in Iowa's Main Street communities. Download a black and white .pdf of Mr. Rypkema's PowerPoint presentation (note that this is a very large file and may take some time to download).
Further information on the IEDA Main Street Iowa Economic Impact Report will be posted when it becomes available.

Unitarian Universalist Society sees move as new chapter

Posted on February 20th, 2015 4:36 pm

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City Seeks Proposals for Downtown Design Guidelines and Streetscape Planning

Posted on February 20th, 2015 3:24 pm

The City of Newton, Iowa is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare Design Guidelines for properties located within the Newton Downtown Historic ...

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Iowa City council delays decision on cottages

Posted on January 21st, 2015 8:09 am

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Timeline of the Dubuque Street cottages

Posted on January 20th, 2015 8:23 am

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Protect the Federal Historic Tax Credit

Posted by CC on July 20th, 2012 7:00 am

The federal historic tax credit has made a huge impact in Iowa. For more than 30 years, properties around the state have been reenergized ... Read full item

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