PDI Blog

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 - May 1, 2013

While it doesn't always get the accolades and attention it deserves, Business Retention and Expansion is a fundamental element of every economic development program. ...

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Written by Brent Willett
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IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Fund

Iowa Area Development Group is pleased to announce the newly created IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Fund program. This exciting new program has been created to finance renewable energy projects, energy efficiency improvements and energy management and implementation plans for business and industry. ...

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Presidential Post - April 15, 2013

Let's talk about a new tool for the toolbox. Last week, PDI registered its support for HSB 234, otherwise known as the Iowa Reinvestment Act [IRA]. The bill, led by the Iowa Chamber Alliance, provides for a program under which municipalities may establish Iowa Reinvestment districts, apply to the state [via IEDA] for approval of the proposed projects and be rebated a portion of the state sales taxes and state hotel excise tax if applicable....

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Written by Brent Willett
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Interstate Communications Honored with Annual IMPACT Award by Iowa Network Services

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) presented the annual Ripple Effect IMPACT award to Interstate Communications in Truro, Iowa. The IMPACT award was presented to Interstate at the Iowa Network Services’ 2013 annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, March 19 in West Des Moines. ...

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Presidential Post - April 1, 2013

Whether you prioritize what conferences to attend based on dynamic content, high-powered speakers, networking opportunities or the proportion of capital to lowercase letters in the event name, the SMART Conference ought to be at or near the top of your list every year....

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Written by Brent Willett
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