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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.

UNI’s Advance Iowa program showcased at national entrepreneurial event

The Advance Iowa program, a new initiative from the University of Northern Iowa was highlighted and showcased at the 2013 National Economic Gardening Conference on June 6, in Kansas City....

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Presidential Post, May 15, 2013

It's a small industry, economic development. At least that's how it can feel to the hundreds PDI members who, perhaps along with a small staff and city colleague or two, are the only ones administering professional economic development services in their communities day in and day out. It can be a lonely business some days, as the next industry colleague- the person or persons who really get the complications, the pressures, what's really happening in your world- is sometimes a city or a town away. ...

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Written by Brent Willett
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Notice of Funding Availability: Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Program

The Rail Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa. ...

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Iowa's Creative Corridor Announces Contract with Site Location Partnership

The Iowa City Area Development Group and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance have entered into an agreement for targeted industry attraction services with Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based corporate site selection and economic development consulting firm....

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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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