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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.

Presidential Post - August 15, 2013

A PDI Conference haiku: Conference next month. You are not too busy, no. Don't make me call you. ...

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Written by Brent Willett
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Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber Announces New Roles, Promotions

“It helps a very talented professional team do our jobs more effectively and increase the competitive stance of the Cedar Valley in a global economy.” This is how Steve Dust, CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber describes his motivation for announcing recent promotions within that economic and community development corporation....

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Presidential Post - July 15, 2013

These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds, Tinker and Evers and Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double – Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble: "Tinker to Evers to Chance."...

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Written by Brent Willett
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New FY14 Wage Rates

July 1 marked the beginning of fiscal year 2014. As such, new laborshed wages are in effect. The new wage rates (including 100%, 90%, and 120%) and the list of distressed counties for FY14 have been posted on the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) website....

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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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