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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 - 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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Written by IEDA, wage rates, laborshed
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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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