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PDI Participated in TFI's Tourism Showcase

Iowa tourism supporters hosted the 25th annual Tourism Showcase for Legislators at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. ...

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The Presidential Post, February 5, 2014

Every economic development professional knows that business retention and expansion (BRE) is a fundamental component of any economic development program....

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The Presidential Post, January 27, 2014

I hope you are making plans to join PDI for the 2014 Grow Iowa Day at the Iowa State Capitol on February 5, 2014. Grow Iowa Day is PDI's best opportunity to demonstrate to legislators the strength and breadth of our membership organization. ...

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Women Mean Business Summit in Des Moines

The National Association of Women Business Owners – Central Iowa (NAWBO-CI) is holding their 6th annual Women Mean Business® Summit entitled "Transform > Triumph > Transcend" on Thursday, February 27th at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel and Conference Center. ...

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Travel Federation of Iowa's 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

PDI Participates/Exhibits at Travel Federation of Iowa’s 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

In 1988, travelers in Iowa generated over $2.1 billion in revenue, and supported over 41,000 jobs with a payroll of $330.7 million at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 1988 was slightly over $120 million. 

In 2012, travelers in Iowa generated over $7.6 billion in revenue, and supported over 64,400 jobs with a payroll of $1.17 billion at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 2014 were $345.4 million.  

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