During the 2012 Legislative Session, the legislature expanded the High Quality Jobs Program to offer $15 million in direct financial assistance in addition to various tax incentives. The program is designed to help Iowa businesses expand, prevent current businesses from leaving Iowa, and encourage new businesses to locate in Iowa.

Since its inception, the High Quality Jobs Program has already generated $7.4 billion in capital investment, helped create 13,820 high paying jobs, and produced $2 in tax revenues for every $1 in tax incentives. The inclusion of a direct financial assistance component, which launches in the fall, strengthens Iowa’s job creation efforts.

Any business can apply who are seeking to retain or expand job growth if they meet the requirements of the program. To find out if your business qualifies or for additional information go to: http://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/business/highquality_jobs.aspx