PDI Blog

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.

Partner With the Business Concierge to Connect Businesses with Information

The Business Concierge, a program of UNI’s MyEntre.Net, wants to share their services with you! Since 2011, the Business Concierge has been working with small business owners across Iowa to provide free market research and high quality referrals. In the past 3 years we have served over 1000 clients with information to help start and grow their businesses. To learn more about the Business Concierge, click here....

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IEDA Adding a Few New Twists to Marketing Mix

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has been incorporating some new marketing components to the mix over the last several months. While direct marketing has always been one part of our overall efforts, IEDA now has been leveraging prominent Iowa CEOs as cover models....

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Bike Trail Tourism Conference set for April 10 in Perry, Iowa

Getting More Out of Your Trail is a conference set for Thursday, April 10 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. How to capture more economic benefit from our trails is the focus of this conference, said Jim Miller of Waukee, board member of the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) and one of the conference organizers. ...

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The Presidential Post, March 21, 2014

I would like to take a minute to say THANK YOU for your continued investment in PDI! Membership renewals this year have remained strong which speaks to our collective success in the economic development arena....

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Ten Iowa Communities Apply for New State Assistance through the Iowa Reinvestment Act

Ten municipalities throughout the state have filed applications with the Iowa Economic Development Authority in hopes of becoming inaugural recipients of a new financing opportunity, funded by future state hotel/motel tax and new sales-and-use tax revenues. This financing mechanism, known as the Iowa Reinvestment Act, was signed into law during last year’s legislative session. This unique funding tool is opening new doors for communities and economic developers across the state....

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