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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.

Historic Filling Station Moves to New Location in Des Moines

Posted on November 6th, 2014 4:57 pm

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Group looks to buy Aldo Leopold residence

Posted on November 4th, 2014 8:03 am

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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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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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November 2014

Apr. 13-16 • Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation 2015 Symposium , St. Louis, Missouri • Event details

Apr. 25 • Where the Lincoln Road Meets the Mississippi Conference, Clinton, Iowa • Event details

Jun. 3-7 • Out of the Loop: The 2015 Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference, Chicago, Illinois • Event details

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