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Iowa Student Internship Program

The Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium sized companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries to help support their internship programs....

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Written by Alana Anderson
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Does Your Hazard Mitigation Plan Really Take into Consideration The Short and Long Term Economic Development Impacts of A Disaster?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards. In other words, actions that help to ensure the impacts of a natural hazard, such as a flood, are reduced....

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Written by Rick Allely
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Transportation Funding Concepts

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion regarding the transportation funding challenges that exist in Iowa. In an effort to broaden that discussion, Governor Branstad directed the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to review all transportation funding options and propose some ideas....

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Written by Paul Trombino III
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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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40 Years of PDI

I have served several times in leadership roles in PDI over my thirty year career. It is an honor to work with peers and share the common need for professional development, policy development, and enhancement for Iowa's economic standing. Over the years these pillars for the organization have remained constant. Only the methods to accomplish this mission have changed....

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Written by Sandy Ehrig
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