The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) was established in 1973 as an organization of economic development professionals working to grow and develop Iowa’s economic base. PDI’s more than 310 members come from a variety of disciplines: county and regional developers, community developers, utilities, legal and financial firms, universities, community colleges, engineering and construction firms, and railroads.
A Membership Application is available to download. Please complete the application, include payment and return to the PDI Headquarters, then share this information with your colleagues who would benefit from membership in PDI. You can also access the membership application online. If you need further assistance, please contact PDI staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four types of membership:
Regular Member - an individual professionally employed in an economic development related position, either full time or part time, in the state of Iowa. Membership dues are paid by the employer or organization they represent. In the case of transfer of membership, the membership stays with the organization.
A Regular Member who is employed in a county with less than 9,000 population can receive a rate of $100 less the Regular Member rate. This rate does not apply to regional or multi-county organizations. A census report must be provided with Membership Application. The county population is based on either the Census Bureaus' Decennial Census count for the county or the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP) estimate for the county, whichever is the newest release.
Individual Regular Member - an individual professionally employed in an economic development related position, either full time or part time in the state of Iowa, Membership dues are personally paid by the member. In the case of transfer of membership, the membership goes with the individual.
Associate Member – an individual interested in economic development, or part of a volunteer economic development organization, but not professionally employed in economic development activity in Iowa.
Student – an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an economic development related field of study ad interested in pursuing economic development as a profession.
We invite you to join us at PDI.