South District SSMID initiative

A group of community and business leaders in the South District Neighborhood are leading an effort to start a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District, also known as a SSMID. Their website will provide many answers to questions you may have.

Economic Development process and policies

General business resources

Tax Increment Financing

  • TIF PowerPoint  (updated 2018) 
    an informative slide show about Tax Increment Financing -  what it is, how it works, Iowa City's uses, TIF in Johnson County
  • TIF district map (updated April, 2018)

Urban Renewal Areas

Click here for a map of the urban renewal areas listed above (updated April, 2018).

Permits for Building and Business

Development Process