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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, November 18, 2014

Each year PDI holds an Annual Meeting/Conference in late September/early October. Preliminary events are held on Wednesday and conference workshops and general sessions are held on Thursday and Friday. There are also events in the evening for some Conferences. Going forward, PDI Spring Conferences are held in the central Iowa region (in conjunction with another industry event.) ...

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Written by Jason Hutcheson
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CIRAS Machinery and Summit

Iowa State University needs your assistance with a new study that seeks to map the technology needs of machinery manufacturers and suggest future growth strategies for this important sector of the Iowa economy....

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Branstad and state officials comment on "Waters of the US" proposed rule

Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary Bill Northey, along with relevant state leaders, sent a letter and submitted comments to United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army for Civil Works Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy on the proposed “Waters of the United States” federal rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA). ...

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The Presidential Post, October 1, 2014

PDI had an outstanding annual conference at Honey Creek Resort last week! The speakers were excellent and provided insights for all of us to ponder and put into practice in our communities....

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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The Presidential Post, September 4, 2014

It's hard to believe that the PDI Annual Conference "Utilizing Your Resources" is less than three weeks away! This year's conference committee has developed a great event with a variety of session topics and activities to meet the varied interests of our members. ...

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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