PDI Legislative Showcase

2019 Legislative Showcase

"This is Iowa" Legislative Showcase, held in conjunction with the Travel Federation of Iowa

Date:  Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Time:  4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Elwell Family Food Center
            Des Moines, IA

More information will be available in the coming weeks. 

2018 Legislative Showcase Overview

Legislative Showcase vs. Grow Iowa Day

18 Leg Showcase Event 1
18 Leg Showcase Event 2
18 Leg Showcase Event 3

In the past, we have brought our displays & issues to the capitol for a pizza lunch. Over the years, our timewithlegislators has decreased because during the middle of the day they are busy with votes and committee meetings...and perhaps avoid protestors in the rotunda. We were very excited about the new opportunity this year to co-host an evening reception.

The Professional Developers of Iowa collaborated with the tourism industry for the, "This Is Iowa" Legislative Event on January 30 to provide members a new type of enhanced opportunity to discuss issues with their senators and representatives. The reception type format featuring displays from around the state, vintage décor, unique local foods/beverages and over 60 PDI members on hand to meet with legislators. We also had great participation from the Iowa Representatives & Senators who attended our event and visited with PDI members about economic development issues.

Thank you to our PDI Members who sponsored, exhibited, shared promotional items and brought food/snacks to share:

Ames Chamber of Commerce
City of Sioux City
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber
Hamilton Co. Ec. Dev.
Iowa Area Development Group
Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
Johnston Econ. Dev. Corp.
MidAmerican Energy Co.
Northwest IA Development
Marshall Economic Development
Professional Developers of Iowa
UNI- Business & Community Services
Iowa Area Development Group

Special appreciation to the Travel Federation of Iowa for allowing PDI to partner with them on this event.

PDI Members, you need to tell your unique story of why these issues matter to your local community. It is only through sharing our data and stories that legislators will understand the critical nature of their decision on Iowa’s economy. Your efforts are an investment in seeing the change we want in Iowa.

Together, we can accomplish great things.