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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.

Group weighs how to protect historic areas

Posted on October 31st, 2014 9:44 am

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Harlan man receives prestigious preservation award

Posted on October 27th, 2014 9:04 am

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With barns disappearing in Midwest, a preservation movement rises

Posted on October 27th, 2014 7:41 am

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Preserving history

Posted on October 24th, 2014 11:54 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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Nov. 8 (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) • Sustainability Through Historic Salvage, Iowa City , Iowa • Event details

Nov. 10-14 • National Preservation Conference, Savannah, Georgia • Event details

Nov. 11 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) • Panel Discussion and Public Forum on Historic Preservation in Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa • Event details

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