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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.

Nominate Your Future PDI Board Leaders

This year's annual meeteing will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 during the PDI Fall Conference at the Historic Park Inn, Mason City, Iowa. A nomination committee has been appointed, with current Vice President Wayne Pantini chairing the group. ...

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PDI Presidential Post - June 16, 2015

The survey results are in! The revamped PDI Spring Event held at the Iowa Farm Bureau offices in early May was a hit. By an overwhelming majority, you indicated that sessions on Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the SMART Conference was a preferred option over sessions on Friday morning. ...

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Gordon Ipson Receives Award at MADC Annual Conference

Lake Ozark, MO (June 10, 2015) –Gordon Ipson, CEcD, FM, Manager, Economic Development , Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, Palmyra, MO was named by the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) as the 2015 Affiliate Member of the Year. This prestigious award is presented to an MEDC member who has made significant contributions in the field of community-based economic development but whose primary job duty is not community based economic development and may work in job training, utilities, education or research....

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CIRAS Manufacturing Leadership Program

The weeklong series of sessions will be taught by CIRAS, Iowa State University faculty, and other leading experts, with a balanced focus on business fundamentals and leadership aptitude....

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PDI Members Graduate from Heartland ED Course

The Heartland Economic Development Course offers five days of intensive training in the basic concepts, information, methods and strategies of local economic development. Essentially, it is economic development boot camp. This multi-state basic economic development course ranks at the top of the IEDC accredited courses and fulfills one of the educational requirements toward professional certification....

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