On behalf of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, I respectfully submit
this IDED FY ’09 Annual Report of the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED).
IDED focuses all efforts on community, business and workforce development, which
covers a wide range of audiences. While some constituencies overlap, many do not.
I encourage you to become more familiar with breadth and depth of the department
programs by reviewing the program overviews included in the Targeted Programs and
During FY ’09, IDED employed 148 staff members and had a budget of approximately
$160 million in state, federal and other funds. In addition, IDED also received
$281 million during FY ’09 in CDBG disaster recovery awards to support rebuilding
efforts after the 2008 natural disasters. This report highlights the hard work of
As a result of the passing of House File 2450 during the 2008 Legislative Session,
most of the required reporting of the department has been aligned with the common
reporting deadline of January 31 for the fiscal year ending on June 30 of the previous
year. This FY ‘09 Annual Report includes information on action taken July 1, 2008
– June 30, 2009.
The Economic Development Board is very proud of the accomplishments achieved
during FY ‘09 and will continue to work hard to foster growth and sustainability
for Iowa’s workforce, communities and businesses. We look forward to continuing
to work with the department staff, Governor Culver and the Legislature to move Iowa
Bob Bocken, Iowa Economic Development Board Chair