Iowa Economic Development Authority

Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit: Applications Now Open

The IEDA announced the application filing window is now open for the Iowa Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit. Applications will be accepted (online only) from February 15 to March 15, 2018, for chemicals produced in 2017. The application system is available here: A variety of resources related to the program, including administrative rules, can […]


Billi Hunt Named Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor

Contact: Sam Hoyle On Behalf of the Cultivation Corridor (515) 286-4919 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 BILLI HUNT NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CULTIVATION CORRIDOR GREATER DES MOINES, IA – (Jan. 31, 2018) – Billi Hunt has been named the Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor. Hunt brings 20 years of experience […]

Greater Des Moines Partnership

2018 Partnership Board of Directors Announced

The following is an excerpt from an article originally posted on January 22, 2018, via the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced its 2018 Board of Directors and the Board’s leadership during its Annual Dinner on January 22nd. Dan Houston, Chairman, President and CEO at Principal, will serve as The Partnership’s 2018 Board Chair; […]

Corridor and Iowa Bio

Cultivation Corridor, IowaBio Announce 2018 Iowa Biotech Leadership Award

The following press release was distributed on January 22 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Lelonek, 515-294-1562, DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka and Cultivation Corridor Board Chairman Gage Kent announced they are collaborating to name a Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award recipient at this year’s Partnering for Growth […]


The Corridor’s Best of 2017: Cultivating an Innovative Iowa

1.) Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) was awarded a five-year MEP contract renewal. Funds will be matched with state, university and private investment, to create a total five-year program budget of roughly $18.6 million. The award means CIRAS will continue to serve as Iowa’s affiliate of the National Institute for […]


A look into the new year for Iowa’s AgriTech Accelerator

By Alex Ivanisevic, Communications Assistant Cultivation Corridor The successful launch of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator in 2016 was a boon to furthering the Cultivation Corridor’s mission to support and sustain the science that feeds the world. Within just its first year the groundbreaking initiative saw much success, and according to Executive Director Megan Vollstedt, the […]

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IPPA announces 2018 Iowa Pork Congress

The following press release was originally posted on December 20, 2017 via Iowa Pork Producers Association The Iowa Pork Producers Association announced the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress will be held on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The event, touted as North America’s largest winter swine trade show and conference […]

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Economic development roadmap for bioscience in Iowa identifies four platforms

The following is an excerpt from a December 19, 2017 Governor’s press release. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), released an economic development roadmap for Iowa’s bioscience industry during a December 19th news conference.  IEDA and IIC hired TEConomy Partners, […]