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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.

Enhance Iowa Board Applicants

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is seeking your organization’s help in recruiting applicants for the new Enhance Iowa Board. ...

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PDI Fall Conference - Registration is Still Open!

2016 PDI Fall Conference September 28-30, 2016 Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, Fort Dodge, IA “Positioning Your Assets for Global Competition”...

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Darrah Takes Lead Role in Next Phase of TechWorks Campus Development

As the TechWorks Campus project progresses to implementation there will be changes in its management structure. Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust has held the role of TechWorks Campus President since its inception in 2006. Current TechWorks General Manager Cary Darrah will assume the responsibilities of President beginning July 1, 2016....

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The Partners, the Profession and the Process

"The Partners, the Profession and the Process" workshop for those new to economic development or new to Iowa is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Farm Bureau Office, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa. ...

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How to Spot the Trends Shaping our Future Economy

Join us online, Thursday, May 26 at 1:00pm CT (2:00pm ET) for a 90-minute (60-min presentation followed by 30-min Q&A session) webinar where Dean Whittaker, President & CEO of Whittaker Associates, will demonstrate the use of a STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) process trend analysis to discover developments that will shape our future and help your organization move from strategic planning to strategic doing!...

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