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Hall to Help Lead House Job Creation Efforts

By |2011-11-04T08:59:13-05:00November 4th, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , |

State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the House Economic Development Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “Rep. Hall is committed to creating new opportunities and bringing good-paying jobs to Sioux City and across our state.  Working with the head of the new Economic Development Authority [...]

Federal Stimulus Boosts Iowa Construction Jobs by 1,200

By |2009-10-30T06:01:41-05:00October 30th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

Private sector jobs on Iowa transportation projects are 30% higher, or 1,200, over last year thanks to federal stimulus funds injected into the Iowa economy earlier this year.  According to a new report from the Iowa Department of Transportation, there were 5,268 private sector workers on DOT projects during July 2009 compared to only 4,005 in [...]

Historic Preservation Tax Credits Available

By |2009-07-09T06:00:25-05:00July 9th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

In an effort to create new jobs and help Iowans rebuild from the 2008 storms, the Iowa Legislature approved a major expansion of the historic preservation tax credit prorgram.  Funding increased this year from $20 million to $50 million for the next three years to encourage redevelopment of historic properties across Iowa.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY [...]

Iowa gets another $11.6M for Flood Recovery Jobs

By |2009-07-06T21:21:47-05:00July 6th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Governor Chet Culver announced today that Iowa received an additional $11.6 million to put over 2,000 Iowans back to work rebuilding parks, infrastructure and public facilities damaged by last summer’s devastating storms.  The money comes from the National Emergency Grant program and Iowa initially received $17.1 million.  To apply for one of the positions, Iowans should [...]

House Expands Historic Rehabilitation Program

By |2009-04-21T12:53:12-05:00April 21st, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL8XCD6Qeok[/youtube]The Iowa House has approved a major expansion of a historic rehabilitation program used in communities across Iowa. The bill, Senate File 481, will help revitalize towns and create good-paying jobs through a state income tax credit for historic preservation of buildings. “I came to the Capitol to work for jobs – jobs for my constituents [...]

Middle Class Tax Cut Plan

By |2009-03-27T09:00:15-05:00March 27th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_J7JwN99Nk[/youtube] Legislative leaders today unveiled a tax fairness plan that would reward work and provide needed tax cuts to middle-class Iowans.  The proposal would simplify Iowa’s income tax system, cut tax rates for every Iowa taxpayer, and ensure that more than two thirds of Iowans would receive a tax cut or see no increase in the amount of [...]

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