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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.

2014 Preservation At Its Best Awards Recipients

Posted on August 27th, 2014 4:43 pm

Preservation Iowa Presents Awards for Excellence in Preservation Cedar Rapids, IA – August 21, 2014 – Preservation Iowa announced their annual Preservation at Its Best ...

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Wadsworth receives Historic Preservation award

Posted on August 19th, 2014 11:11 am

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Come High Water: Preservation and Resilience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Posted on August 19th, 2014 11:09 am

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Commission names Tate Arms building historic landmark

Posted on August 18th, 2014 7:37 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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September 2014

Sep. 24-26 • Iowa League of Cities Conference, Council Bluffs, Iowa • Event details

Sep. 24-26 • Iowa Chapter American Institute of Architects Convention, Des Moines, Iowa • Event details

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Oct. 9-11 • Form Follows Faith: The Influence of Belief on the Architecture and Crafts of American Communal Societies, Amana, Iowa • Event details

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