Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE)
- The RISE fund was created in 1985 by the Iowa General Assembly to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. RISE is funded by a 1.75-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax.
- RISE funding assists the efforts of local communities to attract industries to Iowa, as well as to expand existing ones. There were 21 projects awarded funding in FY 2011 and 24 in FY 2012.
- Since its beginning, RISE has assisted in creating or retaining almost 58,321 jobs, and supported $19 billion in associated capital investment. (April 2012)
- Since the program originated, more than $365 million in RISE funding has been approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission for 768 projects. (April 2012)