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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.

Skilled Iowa an Important Economic Development Tool

The Skilled Iowa Initiative seeks to help assure new and existing employers they can find the workers they need in a particular area of the state, making the program a key element for the growth of Iowa jobs. ...

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Another Economic Win for Iowa

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board held a special, telephonic meeting to take action to award direct financial assistance and tax credits to CF Industries, Inc., for an expansion of its existing fertilizer manufacturing operation in Woodbury County....

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Funds Available to Help Entreprenuerial Start Ups and Small Companies

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) offers two financial assistance programs to support commercialization activities for start ups and small to medium-sized Iowa companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries. ...

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Benefits Change to High Quality Jobs Program

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board will soon consider changes to the benefit requirements for businesses to be eligible for direct financial assistance and tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs Program. The proposed requirements have been modified to more accurately reflect current market conditions. ...

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INS and IADG Ripple Effect program wins award

Iowa Network Services (INS) is proud to announce that Ripple Effect is the 2012 winner of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Community Development Award presented by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). ...

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