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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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CONFERENCE RECAP

In Iowa free land giveaways can be imperfect fix for rural housing shortage

A significant number of homes across Iowa have seen better days....

How Iowa can use its cultural vibrancy to lure tourists, residents

Iowans' Ideas: Guest columns featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. ...

In downtown Decorah, historic preservation is often too expensive for building owners

DECORAH - When the mid-19th century J.C. Penney building in downtown Decorah came up for sale about six years ago, Stan Fulle...

Cedar River puts Charles City on the map as a destination for kayakers, tubers

CHARLES CITY - The waves here are wide, making an ideal playground for a sport kayaker, such as Dave Messer, of Morton, Ill. ...

Why rural Iowa needs empowering

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of The Gazette's Iowa ...

This small Iowa town of 700 has seen $39 million in investments

STANTON - Small, rural communities in Iowa have faced challenges for decades as the urban shift has sapped financial resource...

Cedar Rapids forgivable home improvement loan program issues first loans

CEDAR RAPIDS - The fledgling Neighborhood Finance Corporation of Cedar Rapids has closed on eight loans in the two months sin...

$50K scholarships fuel wave of development in this Wisconsin town, and Cedar Rapids has similar goals

LA CROSSE, WIS. - When the Lyons family was looking to move off French Island, a neighborhood on the outskirts of La Crosse t...

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