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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.

Grants for STEM Advisory Council Partners

Iowa's statewide STEM initiative invites schools and business collaboratives to propose STEM Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) that place high-schoolers in work settings to solve real challenges while completing coursework. ...

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The Presidential Post, August 5, 2014

Registration is open! Join me for 2014 PDI Fall Conference, "Utilizing Your Natural Resources" September 24-26, 2014, Honey Creek Resort State Park, Moravia, IA ...

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DRAFT of Workforce Housing Rules

Click here for a DRAFT copy of the proposed Workforce Housing Tax Credit administrative rules that will be presented to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board on August 22, 2014. The proposed rules are based on House File 2448 passed this legislative session that replaces the Housing Enterprise Zone program. ...

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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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