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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.

Let the Trends do the Driving

Congratulations!! You and your Iowa colleagues have completed over 1,373 Synchronist visits with businesses throughout the state. The BEST workshops will feature your peers sharing how they have implemented information trends into their economic development programs, project assistance and workforce efforts. The community colleges will give an update on Iowa’s Advance Manufacturing Consortium and Director Durham will share her vision with an IEDA update....

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40 Years of PDI

I have served several times in leadership roles in PDI over my thirty year career. It is an honor to work with peers and share the common need for professional development, policy development, and enhancement for Iowa's economic standing. Over the years these pillars for the organization have remained constant. Only the methods to accomplish this mission have changed....

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Presidential Post - October 1, 2013

Farewell messages tend to drift toward the self-indulgent, and so I'll do my best to avoid that trap and say only that is has been an absolute pleasure, and I have more people to thank than I could have imagined when I assumed the role of PDI President last November....

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Bill Menner Receives National Rural Hospital Award

Bill Menner, U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa, recently received the 2013 Critical Access and Rural Hospital Champion Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)....

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Happy 40th Anniversary PDI - From Debi Durham

Thank you for inviting the Iowa Economic Development Authority to extend its congratulations to Professional Developers of Iowa for this huge milestone. It is no small feat to serve as a member organization for 40 years. Economic development professionals know full well how much has changed within that time and how challenging it is to shepherd a community, region or state through those changes. ...

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