More than $90,000 in grant money may be awarded to five Iowa Falls organizations to pay for events and campaigns that would bring people - both tourists and new residents - to the Scenic City.

The Iowa Falls Hotel/Motel Board meets quarterly to make recommendations to the city council for doling out revenue from a voter-approved hotel/motel tax in the form of grants. Fifty percent of the tax revenue is earmarked for tourism projects in town, and 50 percent is saved for economic development. In total at its meeting this week, the board recommended $94,200 in grants.

Manchester Iowa Firefighter Convention

Manchester hosted the 2019 Iowa Firefighters Association Convention, and the campground site was built at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The Iowa Falls Fire Department already has a farmland lease agreement in place for three years, to start building the campground site in Iowa Falls.

Iowa Falls Spec Building

A speculative building, built in Iowa Falls' Southview Industrial Park in 2014, sold in December 2021. In 2022, with no industrial buildings or property available for sale in town, the Iowa Falls Area Development Corporation is turning its efforts to recruiting people to come to Iowa Falls to fill jobs. 

Air Show

An air show delighted audiences at the annual Fourth of July Flight Breakfast in 2018.

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Renken Marcia

Has there been any updates on a veterinary clinic or Iowa State vet students coming to Iowa Falls?

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