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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.

President's Messsage - October 2018

The Legislative Committee drafted the 2019 PDI Legislative Agenda and it was submitted to the PDI Board of Directors for its review and ratification at its October 19 Board meeting. The Agenda is the product each year of member input, other legislative engagements like the like-minded coalition groups committed to building the economic base in Iowa and Legislative Committee work. ...

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Register for the Heartland Economic Development Course

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Attention PDI members interested in

Heartland Economic Development Course 2019

Registration is Filling Much Faster Than Usual! Only 30 spaces left! Register Very Soon 

April 22-26, 2019 Blue Springs, MO  (Monday evening-Friday Noon) 

There are 85 spaces for the Heartland Economic Development Course. Typically, PDI has 22-25 attend.  Currently, only five are registered.  In past years, waiting until the first of the year to register was no problem.  However, this year South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma developers are apparently registering early and often.  Only 30 spaces remain and at this pace they will be filled by December.  If you, your staff or your clients are interested in attending the 2019 course, register asap.

 

Visit https://bcs.uni.edu/heartland/ for course information, scholarship links and to register.

 

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President's Message - September 30, 2018

After 11 years as PDI's Executive Director, Lynn Harkin will be stepping away and another AML account executive will begin shadowing board activities and over PDI work plans at strategic planning in October....

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President's Message - August 31, 2018

Over the next couple of months, there will be scores of people traveling to Iowa City some for the hospitals, some for football and members of PDI for our Fall Conference. We are excited to be in Iowa City this year. I wanted to share with you our playbook for a great educational and networking huddle....

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President's Message - July 31, 2018

Thank you to the many PDI members who reached out to me since our weather event in Pella at Vermeer Corporation. Over the past month, there has been an interesting chain of events. Each of these experiences has provided me some keen understanding about how to sell the IOWA experience. ...

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