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Iowa Among Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs

Iowa was among the top states in the country in creating "clean energy" jobs in the fourth quarter, according to a new report (http://cleanenergyworksforus.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/E2_CleanJobsReport_FINAL_031214.pdf) released today by Environmental Entrepreneurs....

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The Presidential Post, March 7, 2014

Register for PDI’s Spring Event - an interactive session/workshop held May 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel. (Held in conjunction with the SMART Conference) ...

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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And we call it PDI because... a long look back!

In 1973 the incorporation of the Iowa Professional Developers (IPD) was a formalization of what had previously been a quasi-professional/social group of what were known then as industrial developers. Its membership was comprised of primarily employees of the state development commission, utility and railroad companies (there were many more of those organizations at that time) and some full time community developers. ...

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Spirit Lake, Spencer named Top Micropolitans of 2013

SpiritLake and Spencer, Iowa have recently been named on the 2013 Top Micropolitans (by number of projects) list by Site Selection magazine. SpiritLake is tied at 41st place with three projects, while Spencer is tied at 70th with two projects. ...

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Investing in Local Food Infrastructure Open Meeting

Attend an open meeting hosted by the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG) and the Iowa Food Systems Council (IFSC) regarding the challenges and opportunities for growing fresh food processing businesses in Iowa....

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