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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.

Local barns feaured in All State Barn Tour

Posted on September 18th, 2014 1:35 pm

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From boarded-up to beautiful

Posted on September 16th, 2014 10:02 am

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Kirkwood Works to Preserve Iowa Heritage

Posted on September 5th, 2014 9:40 am

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Home, business honored by city

Posted on September 4th, 2014 3:34 pm

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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

Oct. 1 • October round of the National Trust Preservation FundsEvent details

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

Oct. 10 • State Nominations Review Committee, Des Moines, Iowa • Event details

Oct. 10-11 • Iowa Country School Preservation Conference, Kalona, Iowa • Event details

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