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Green Recovery: How Weatherization Works for Iowans

Green Recovery: How Weatherization Works for Iowans

Green Recovery: How Weatherization Works for Iowans

Sustainable Policy Assists Struggling Families, Enhances Iowa’s Economy

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Iowa Fiscal PartnershipThe Iowa Fiscal Partnership (IFP) has issued a Policy Brief, which describes how at the same time the federal economic recovery package is boosting income and the number of jobs for Iowa workers, it is improving energy-savings opportunities for Iowa families who cannot otherwise afford them.

IFP’s press release – Weatherizing Iowa to a Green Recovery – highlights information from the policy brief, which estimates Iowa’s ARRA benefits through weatherization to include:

• A $48.6 million increase in output, the value of goods and services produced in Iowa, in 2010 and 2011, with smaller effects in 2009 and 2012;

• Creation or maintenance of 612 jobs in both 2010 and 2011, and smaller numbers in the first and fourth years — 118 in 2009 and 145 in 2012, through both direct and indirect impacts.

Press coverage: Report says federal weatherization funds have helped Iowa economy (Radio Iowa)

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