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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.

Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds kick of Iowa Year of Manufacturing

As many of you may already know, advanced manufacturing makes up the largest single business sector of Iowa’s GDP. More than 6,100 manufacturers contribute in excess of $29 billion to our state’s economy. In recognition of this important industry, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds officially kicked off the Year of Manufacturing initiative last week....

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PDI Presidential Post - April 2017

This late winter has turned out to be volatile with temperatures fluctuating and legislative actions breaking new ground. PDI is proud to partner with the SMART Conference and will be presenting the Business Recruitment and Expansion (BRE) awards, sponsored by Smart Solutions Group, Inc. and Blane/Canada Synchronist Suite at the Thursday, May 4 opening....

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Two Truths and a Lie About the PDI Spring Event

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) will honor economic development organizations from across Iowa during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 4, in conjunction with the PDI Spring Event on May 3. ...

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Local Biotech Pioneer Dr. Feng Zhang Confirmed to Speak at 'Partnering for Growth' Forum in Des Moines

Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka announced Dr. Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the group’s upcoming “Partnering For Growth” forum in March....

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Presidential Post- January 2017

It's a new year which will be filled with new opportunities for all PDI members to expand our knowledge and to effect changes through our legislative and collaborative efforts. Our PDI Day at the Capitol is February 8th, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm on the first floor rotunda....

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