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Spain leaving Mainframe Studios

Siobhan Spain, executive director of Mainframe Studios, will leave the organization on June 15 after leading the nonprofit for over eight years. Spain is Mainframe’s founding executive director and has played a central role in developing it into the largest nonprofit art studio building in the nation, a news release said. She oversaw the building’s…

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Highland Apartments ‘too expensive to renovate’

A local preservationist who reviewed whether a century-plus-old building in the Highland Park neighborhood could be saved from demolition has found the structure “too expensive to renovate,” information provided to Des Moines City Council members shows. “We must give final confirmation that the building is too expensive to renovate and the state tax credit process…

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Partnership hosting public policy forum on placemaking

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting its next public policy forum on placemaking on June 15 from noon to 1 p.m. Experts will discuss large-scale regional placemaking initiatives and their policy implications in attracting and retaining talent. Register for free in-person or livestream attendance. Confirmed panelists for the forum include Hannah Inman, Laura Kessel, Deanna Triplett,…

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What you need to know about the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Set-Aside program

Here are some takeaways from Thursday’s informational meeting about the new Innovation Set-Aside for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program through the Iowa Finance Authority. Derek Folden, tax credit director of the Iowa Finance Authority, provided an overview of the program during a virtual meeting attended by about 50 people. Here are some highlights…

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Meet the new CEO of Kreg Tool

Edward McGreen was named the new CEO of Ankeny-based Kreg Tool in early April. He joined the company, which makes tools for do-it-yourself woodworkers, as chief financial officer in September 2022. Before joining Kreg, McGreen was at Berkshire Hathaway, where he worked in three different roles during his tenure with the company, and where he…

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ABI’s Taking Care of Business Conference set for next week in Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry will be hosting its annual Taking Care of Business Conference June 13-15 in Cedar Rapids. The three-day event at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center will bring together more than 500 business leaders from across Iowa and the Midwest. Gov. Kim Reynolds will address participants on June 14. The keynote speaker…

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