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.

Iowa Commercial Property Reform Tax Credit - Deadline Jan. 15

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the State of Iowa passed Property Tax Reform. This legislation includes a Business Property Tax Credit for commercial, industrial, and railway property under new Iowa Code chapter 426C for property taxes due and payable in fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2014. This credit is similar to the Homestead Credit....

Read more of this post & comment.

Written by PDI
Tags :
Categories :

i6 Green Challenge Workshops

Learn how to tap into university knowledge and other resources available by attending an i6 Green Challenges Workshop on Monday, February 10 or Tuesday, February 11. Hosted by the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission and Southern Iowa Council of Governments, these workshops are designed for for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved with green processes or products who are interested in connecting with universities to foster new products and ideas that will spur local economic growth. ...

Read more of this post & comment.

Tags :
Categories :

ICAD Receives MAEDC Award for FY2012 Annual Report

The Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group was one of three Midwest economic development organizations recently recognized in the “Annual Report” category during the MidAmerica Economic Development Council (MAEDC) Economic Development Awards held December 9 in Chicago....

Read more of this post & comment.

Tags :
Categories :

General Mills Considering Expansion in Cedar Rapids

General Mills is considering a continued investment of its facility in Cedar Rapids in 2014, which if completed would create 40 new jobs. The Cedar Rapids City Council will consider sponsorship of a state financial assistance application for the company to increase production at the facility. ...

Read more of this post & comment.

Tags :
Categories :

Presidential Post - December 15, 2013

It's hard to believe that it is December and 2014 is right around the corner! As you are entrenched in preparations for holiday events, family activities, and end-of-the-year prospect activities, remember to take a few minutes to reflect on your successes in 2013 and identify new initiatives you would like to implement in your community next year....

Read more of this post & comment.

Written by Stacie LoVan
Categories :

Archive