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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.

The Presidential Post, February 21, 2014

The arrival of Spring means that PDI’s Spring Event will be here before we know it. This year, PDI will be offering a 1/2 day educational event on May 2, the Friday following the SMART Conference. The focus of the Friday morning conference will be on “Rewriting the Rural Narrative: Developing Your Plan to Attract and Retain Newcomers.”...

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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Iowa City Projected to Lead State in GMP Growth

According to a recent study, Iowa City was ranked at the top among Iowa metros for projected gross metropolitan product (GMP) in 2014, measuring the economic output of a region. For Iowa City, GMP growth in 2014 is projected to be 2.4%....

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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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Written by Stacie LoVan
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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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Written by Stacie LoVan
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