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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.

The Presidential Post - January 23, 2015

With little doubt, your BRE program probably consumes a good majority on your time on a weekly basis. Between scheduling your Synchronist visits, conducting the calls, logging the results, and completing follow-up, it is perhaps the most underappreciated category of work local economic developers do....

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Transportation Day 2015 Set for January 28

Advocates for increased transportation infrastructure revenue will again hold Transportation Day in 2015. On January 28, participants from across the state will gather for a morning briefing before heading to the State Capitol to talk with Legislators about addressing the need to increase income for state, county, and city transportation projects....

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The Presidential Post - January 9, 2015

When it comes to politics, it is often said that if you are not sitting AT the table, you are likely to be ON the table! While PDI is not anticipating major defensive plays this upcoming legislative season, TIF is always an issue that can rear its ugly head at any point in time. ...

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The Presidential Post, December 22, 2014

Although 2014 is coming to an end, the Iowa Legislature will soon be called into session. It appears as though leadership in both chambers will largely stay unchanged, yet there are several new members of both the house and senate. ...

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Clayberg Receives CEcD Designation from IEDC

Nate Clayberg, Director of Business Retention and Expansion with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. ...

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