I'm not for putting in a huge one story warehouse of computer equipment with a couple dozen employees in what is supposed to be our next mixed use redevelopment district
econboy wrote:From speaking with someone who spends alot of time at the Statehouse today, he indicated that the incentive package should go through just fine and that IDED is keeping things quiet!
However, he also indicated that some of the Senate may want to tone down the 'energy cutback' retoric right now, b/c it could scare Microsoft away if they think that energy costs might rise alot in the near future.
That being said, I still think that Marshalltown and Waterloo are looking good for the power plants, and that our new green energy sources should help some. This plus the Google presence should help push Microsoft into Iowa.
CHET CULVER JANUARY 2008 wrote:"It's just not fair that big, out of state, multi-billion dollar corporations that do tens of millions of dollars of business in Iowa avoid paying Iowa income taxes because of an outdated tax loophole."
SpinningBird wrote:doubleWindsor wrote:Obviously I need to see the sight in person, but can someone (who is more familiar) explain why that area is not a flood risk?
Because it sits up higher than the river.
Riverpoint West was unattractive to developers for years because the area was flood-prone. The problem was fixed with a floodgate after the floods of 1993.