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PDI's Blog will include legislative news, economic development news headlines, messages from our PDI President and other topics contributed by our membership. Choose from the list of contributors and categories, listed to the right,  to find the type of articles you are interested in.

President's Message - May 31, 2018

Please Participate in PDI's Future Planning 2018 Membership Survey How does your organization's budget compare to that of similar sized groups? How much do organization's your size spend on marketing? On salaries? What fringe benefits do your peers receive? How many developers have an employment contract?...

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President's Message - March 23, 2018

Now that your NCAA bracket is busted...it is time to register for the PDI Spring Event with Mid-America EDC & SMART Conference, May 1, 2 & 3! ...

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PDI's 2018 Fall Conference - A Sneak Peek

This year's 2018 PDI Fall Conference is set to take place in Iowa City on September 26-28, 2018. The Fall Conference Planning Committee has been selected and they are already busy preparing for next Fall. ...

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Back by Popular Demand - Roger Brooks!

That’s right – you asked us to bring him back, so we are on April 25th & 26th. This time Roger will concentrate his message on your whole community – how to work together to be successful in the future. This is a training you won’t want to miss and be sure to bring others from your community. It helps to have a team return to your community, ready to make a difference....

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City of Waterloo to be Honored by Federal Agency for Grand Crossing Project

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart today announced that the City will receive the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) for its innovative use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on the Grand Crossing development project. ...

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