Incentives

Incentives Directory

Locating your business in the Greater Council Bluffs Region provides you access to some of the most versatile and useful assistance programs in the country. Staff is available to help determine which benefits your project would qualify for and can prepare an estimate of potential assistance available to help you in your site selection process.  Learn more about assistance available for businesses in our region by contacting us at phazlewood@selectgreateromaha.com.

Incentives Directory



Reduces taxes for small businesses that incur costs through making physical changes to the workplace to help employees with disabilities to get or keep their job.
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The Brownfield/Grayfield Tax Credit Program offers qualifying projects tax credits of up to 24% for qualifying costs of a Brownfield project and 30% if the project meets green building requirements....
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The Community Economic Betterment Account (CEBA) program can provide financial assistance to businesses that require assistance in order to create new job opportunities or retain existing jobs which are in...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives

Provides financial awards up to $150,000 to encourage commercialization activities by small and medium-sized Iowa companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries. The fund is designed to...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

Endow Iowa was developed to encourage the growth and development of community foundations and related organizations in the state, by encouraging donations to non-profit organizations. Individuals, businesses, and financial institutions...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

To qualify for benefits, a business must have an average wage above 90% of the county/regional average at the time of application, create at least 10 full-time positions, not be...
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Enterprise Zones are economically depressed areas in which state and/or local tax benefits are available to businesses and developers make new investments, create or retain jobs and build or rehabilitate...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The entrepreneurial component provides financial assistance and/or technical assistance to early-stage businesses that are developing a new product or new technology. INVESTING IN NEW IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGY! The Iowa Economic Development Authority...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

Serves as the funding source for projects that are focused on job creation or retention, value-added agriculture and entrepreneurial efforts. This program, combined with Iowa’s nationally recognized business climate, tax...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

This program is designed to promote the creation or retention of quality jobs by assisting businesses locating, expanding or modernizing their facilities in Iowa through a package of tax credits,...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The High Quality New Jobs Program provides a series of investment tax credits, sales tax refunds, research and development credits and property tax abatements based on a graduated scale of...
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Category: Workforce

The Iowa Capital Access Program (ICAP) assists Iowa businesses secure the financing they need to launch, retain, or expand business operations in Iowa. ICAP encourages banks and other eligible financial...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

The Iowa Innovation Acceleration Fund promotes the formation and growth of businesses that engage in the transfer of technology into competitive, profitable companies that create high paying jobs. The funds...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

The Iowa New Jobs Training Program provides customized classroom instruction, on-the-job training and other training activities for employees in newly created jobs. The program includes: Screening, skills assessment and testing Travel for...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Training, Workforce

The Iowa Small Business (ISB) Loan Support Program aids Iowa entrepreneurs and small businesses in their efforts to access capital for business purposes including start up costs, working capital, business...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

Iowa's unique job-training programs can provide any training services required by a business for new employees. The Iowa New Jobs Training program provides funds for: Screening, skills assessment and testing. Travel for...
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Category: Training, Workforce

Iowa law allows cities and counties to abate local property taxes for improving industrial real estate. The most common amount of actual value added at a new or expanded facility,...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The Iowa New Jobs Tax Credit is an Iowa corporate income tax credit and is available to a company that has entered into a New Jobs Training Agreement (260E) and...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

Businesses entering into an agreement under the state's jobs training program and increasing their work force by at least 10% may qualify for this credit on their Iowa corporate income...
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Category: Workforce

Improvements to real property that are primarily used to control pollution of air or water, or primarily used for recycling, may qualify for a property tax exemption.  
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Pilot Program is a new pilot program enacted in 2006 which allows the diversion of withholding funds paid by an employer to be matched...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

THE GOAL: To create economic incentives that can be directed toward the growth and expansion of targeted businesses located within the targeted jobs city. Enacted in 2006, this program allows Council...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

The Targeted Small Business (TSB) Assistance Program supports the creation and expansion of small businesses that are certified as a “targeted small business”.
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans

Certain geographic areas in the 3-county region have been designated as tax increment meaning your business could be eligible for public improvement financing that uses the additional or incremental taxes...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives, County

City councils or boards of supervisors may use the property taxes resulting from the increase in taxable valuation caused by the construction of new industrial or commercial facilities to provide...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Tax Incentives

Seeks to increase the innovative utilization of Iowa's agricultural commodities. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has retooled our direct financial assistance programs to provide the flexibility and responsiveness necessary to...
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Category: Iowa State Incentives, Grants & Loans