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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.

Made in America Regional Forum

On behalf of the White House Rural Council’s Made in Rural America export and investment initiative, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a regional forum on expanding international market opportunities. This forum will help rural firms understand ways to grow their business by finding new customers overseas or selling more to their existing international customers...

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The Presidential Post, July 17, 2014

I know that the first reaction many of us have is to hang up or hit the delete key the moment we hear or read the word SURVEY. Completing a survey is time-consuming and often seen as holding no benefit to the survey-taker. PDI’s biennial survey is different!As a member of PDI, you benefit directly from the results of the survey. ...

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Information about EPA proposed rule re: water polution

One of our PDI lobbyists Craig Patterson met recently with Tim Whipple of IEDA, Nicole Crain with ABI, John Stineman with the Iowa Chamber Alliance, and Dustin Miller with the Iowa League of Cities to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts via rule to redefine the federal government’s jurisdiction over water pollution. ...

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Presidential Post, June 16, 2014

Are you new to the economic development profession in Iowa? Have you been involved in economic development for a few years but just want to make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to help you and your community? ...

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Construction Begins on Cedar Valley TechWorks Campus

Construction is underway at the Cedar Valley TechWorks Campus. Modifications to the existing Tech I structure started on April 14, 2014 as part of the $2M construction project. This project focuses on basic interior renovations and preparation for additional projects on the first two floors. ...

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