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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.

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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From the President - November 2016

I had the privilege to attend the Employer Educator Summit held in Jefferson on October 13th. Over 275 educators, students, employers, economic development and workforce development professionals came together for a great day-long event. ...

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PDI Post President's Message August 29, 2016

We are about a month away to when our membership annually convenes for the Fall PDI Conference. We are excited to be in Ft. Dodge this year. ...

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CBI State Fair Conference

The CBI State Fair Conference is a one-day event where we invite the Governor, Lt. Governor, Congressmen and State leaders to speak to our group on issues affecting the banking industry....

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