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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.

Midwest Partnership Selected for Regional Entrepreneurship Project

Midwest Partnership has become one of the first regions to be selected for the EDA University Center Regional Entrepreneurship Project. A grant was awarded to UNI's Business and Community Services Department to focus on developing a support system for entrepreneurship development in the region over a 5 year period. ...

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Iowa View: Skilled Iowa Benefits Workforce

The first year of Gov. Branstad's Skilled Iowa initiative has been a great success. Significant strides have been made to help address Iowa's middle skills job gap by upskilling Iowans and ensuring that job seekers and students have the tools needed for the careers of tomorrow....

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Iowa's Crossroads of Global Innovation

“Iowa’s Crossroads of Global Innovation” – A forum hosted by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and Iowa LinkedUp. Thursday, October 3, 2013...

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A Look Back in History...

As PDI prepares to celebrate their 40th anniversary it seems fitting to look back in history at why the organization was formed, who were its incorporators and what the initial objectives of the organization were. ...

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PDI Audio Conference playback available for "Public Disclosure & Economic Development: An Emerging Issue"

This educational opportunity presented by Richard Koontz, Director of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center regarding how local/regional EDCs are in perhaps the most vulnerable position of all private non-profits as it relates to laws governing public document disclosure/transparency....

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