The Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI) Annual Fiscal Conditions report, for the Fiscal Year Ending 2016 for all 945 cities and 99 counties in Iowa have just been released. The reports provide an alternate perspective on local government finances and trends. The information in these reports will help local elected and appointed officials during their budgetary and planning processes.
These reports can be a valuable resource to communities in Iowa to keep tabs on economic, demographic, and fiscal changes taking place and to plan for the future. This is the fifth year of publication for these reports. While there have been some changes to the way data is presented, the information remains the same. These reports can be accessed on the Iowa Government Finance Initiative website.
IGFI is the public finance outreach wing of ISU Extension and Outreach. It provides resources and works with Iowa governments on a host of issues including finance and community economic development. The team working on county reports this year consists of Biswa Das, Cindy Kendall, Bailey Hanson, Liesl Eathington, May Beth Sprouse, Sandra Oberbroeckling, and Sandra Burke.
Questions on the report can be sent to Biswa Das at email@example.com.