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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 - PDI Offers Workforce Summit

The PDI Workforce Summit will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny Campus. Registration information will be available soon....

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2013 BRE Award Applications Being Accepted

PDI will recognize communities for business retention and expansion (BRE) successes at SMART Conference...

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BR&E Course Offered by University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to again offer a course in Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) strategies for economic development (ED) and community development (CD) professionals and stakeholders....

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Sioux City Newsletter Receives Top Honor

Sioux City has received 1st place for the City Progress newsletter from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC).The regional organization presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2012 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 2-4 in Chicago. Sioux City Economic Development Director, Marty Dougherty, attended the conference and accepted the award on behalf of the City....

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Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Create Jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of recipients for grants and loans to help spur economic development and create or save jobs in rural communities in seven Midwestern and Southern states. ...

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