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Water Trails Organizers Back To Drawing Board; Bid For Downtown Des Moines Segments Too High

The race is on to get a bid for the first downtown pieces of the Iowa Confluence Water Trails project whittled down before a deadline to spend federal funds allocated for the project. Project organizers received a $73 million bid from United Contractors and Reilly Construction Co. for a package of four projects at key …

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The Southern Suburbs Of Des Moines Were Awarded $1 Million For Airport Expansion

Kevin Foley, the airport’s executive director, says he intends to meet with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in February and plans to bring a stack of financial resolution agreements from local counties and cities with him. Des Moines International Airport officials are seeking a $1 million commitment from Warren County and the three largest cities in …

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Revenues Are Growing, But So Are Capital Project Costs

According to Scottsdale City Treasurer Sonia Andrews, consumer spending is high and filling the city’s coffers, but the same cannot be true for revenue from construction sales taxes. Andrews informed City Council last week that between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, Mastercard Spending Pulse – which tracks all payment methods, not just Mastercard – showed …

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How Des Moines Leaders Plan To Help With The Worker Shortage And Revive Downtown

During the coronavirus outbreak, when foot traffic in downtown Des Moines dropped, city officials used the time to plan. In 2022, the Greater Des Moines Partnership plans to disclose the findings of its 10-year vision and action plan for downtown Des Moines, which will outline strategies for the city center to recover and thrive. It’s …

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Highways? Parks? Is There A City Aquarium? Des Moines Residents’ Suggestions For How The City Should Spend $95 Million In Federal Funds

What will the city of Des Moines be able to accomplish with roughly $95 million in federal funding? The quick answer is that there is a lot. Des Moines, like other cities across the country, will receive millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act to spend on a variety of local programs, subject …

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Bank of America awards Solidarity Microfinance a $300,000 grant

Funding will be awarded for loans and services that assist local entrepreneurs in obtaining extra finance and company resources. Solidarity Microfinance announced today that it has received a $300,000 grant from Bank of America, which will allow the group to continue investing in Iowans working toward personal financial goals and business expansion over the next …

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