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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.

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. ...

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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....

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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Heartland is a "Must Do" for Economic Developers

The Heartland Economic Development Course offers five days of intensive training in the basic concepts, information, methods and strategies of local economic development. Essentially, it is economic development boot camp. ...

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Iowa Fertilizer Company Provides Progress Update

Questions regarding Iowa Fertilizer Company's progress and plans were detailed during the Industry Summit. The President of the Iowa Fertilizer Company, Shawn Rana, reinforced their commitment to Southeast Iowa, emphasizing Iowa Fertilizer’s mission to utilize local resources as frequently as possible. ...

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PDI Holiday Office Schedule

PDI Headquarters Offices will be closed:

December 24-27 for the Christmas Holiday
December 31-January 1 for the New Year

Staff will be available December 23 & 30 for end of the year transactions.

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