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PDI Participated in TFI's Tourism Showcase

Iowa tourism supporters hosted the 25th annual Tourism Showcase for Legislators at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. ...

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Women Mean Business Summit in Des Moines

The National Association of Women Business Owners – Central Iowa (NAWBO-CI) is holding their 6th annual Women Mean Business® Summit entitled "Transform > Triumph > Transcend" on Thursday, February 27th at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel and Conference Center. ...

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Travel Federation of Iowa's 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

PDI Participates/Exhibits at Travel Federation of Iowa’s 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

In 1988, travelers in Iowa generated over $2.1 billion in revenue, and supported over 41,000 jobs with a payroll of $330.7 million at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 1988 was slightly over $120 million. 

In 2012, travelers in Iowa generated over $7.6 billion in revenue, and supported over 64,400 jobs with a payroll of $1.17 billion at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 2014 were $345.4 million.  

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PDI Supports Transportation Day at the State Capitol

PDI Supports Transportation Day at the State Capitol Transportation Day at the State Capitol will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Representatives from highway associations and coalitions along with other stakeholders will again make the case for an increase in transportation infrastructure income for Iowa to maintain and build the state’s roads and bridges. Attendance at Transportation Day is free. Please see the attached press release with agenda for more information. ...

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Grow Iowa Day 2014

Join the Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Iowa State Capitol from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ...

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