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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.

Telling the Story Critical to Preserving Tif

In 2012, the Iowa Legislature adopted new tax increment financing reporting standards for Iowa cities and counties following weeks of intense debate about the future of the tool. The legislation has created significant new documentation requirements for local governments which have taken effect this year....

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Presidential Post - October 1, 2013

Farewell messages tend to drift toward the self-indulgent, and so I'll do my best to avoid that trap and say only that is has been an absolute pleasure, and I have more people to thank than I could have imagined when I assumed the role of PDI President last November....

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Written by Brent Willett
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Presidential Post - September 15, 2013

I'm going to keep this brief, because you don't have time to read some longwinded newsletter article- you're getting your affairs in order to be out of the office for a couple of days to attend PDI conference September 25—27. Right? By now you've heard about the fantastic programming for work and play...

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Written by Brent Willett
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Presidential Post - September 1, 2013

PDI is the new 40! 2013 marks PDI's 40th year of delivering advocacy, professional development, education and the emphatic furtherance of the economic development profession in Iowa. ...

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Written by Brent Willett
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Presidential Post - August 15, 2013

A PDI Conference haiku: Conference next month. You are not too busy, no. Don't make me call you. ...

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