Economic Development Director Spars with Lawmaker Over Tax Incentives


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Debbi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority went head-to-head with Senator Bill Dotzler as she asked for more tax credits to attract new industry to the state.

Durham told a budget panel that she has more potential new industry waiting to open up shop than she has tax incentives to offer them.


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