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Large Site Certification Program Kickoff Webinar

IEDA launched the Mega Site certification program in May 2012. There are currently 12 sites working toward certification. We are now opening the program to smaller sites. Sites with contiguous acreage of between 50-249 acres are invited to apply. There is also an industrial park category for sites between 100-499 acres. Rail is not required for either category. ...

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Getting Started for Economic Developers

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) has put together some information about ESOPs and asked IEDA to ensure that PDI’s members have a chance to look it over. There are phone numbers and email addresses for NCEO in the handout in case you need further information. ...

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development receives Economic Development Award

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), honored Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation and President & CEO Kathy Evert with the Silver Shovel Award at a gathering at King’s Pointe in Storm Lake on June 24. ...

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Advanced Manufacturing Hub step closer with State funds

The Cedar Valley TechWorks is one step closer to becoming the physical location of an Advanced Manufacturing Hub for the region and state thanks to legislation adopted this week. Nearly $4 million was included in Iowa Economic Development Authority appropriations for the project. ...

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Presidential Post - June 15, 2013

We know from PDI members like you that year in and year out, one of the top reasons identified for maintaining PDI membership is the association’s legislative advocacy efforts. The 2013 session, which adjourned sine die on Wednesday, May 22, was instructive of why. ...

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