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Sioux City Named SBA Small Business Community of the Year

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award....

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Did You Know?

When your mission is… Professional Developers of Iowa, Inc., is a voluntary group of professional economic development personnel affiliated for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of the State of Iowa – it’s the last part of that sentence can conjure up all kinds of meanings. Economic development is a competitive business and long ago, the PDI Board of Directors agreed that the following code of ethics was established to ensure a high ethical standard for those involved in economic development. New members are required to sign it when they join but everyone should be reminded that we all raise the bar when we act ethically. ...

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Maureen Collins kicks off speaker series with talk on the sharing economy

Community development expert Maureen Collins will kick off The Tomorrow Plan 2016 Speaker Series this month with a talk on the sharing economy....

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Burlington Ranked by Site Selection Magazine

For the fourth straight year Greater Burlington Iowa has been ranked as a one of Site Selection magazine’s top micropolitan statistical areas for total number of economic development projects in the preceding year, tying for 13th and claiming the area’s first appearance in the Top 15....

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Notice of Funding Availability: Railroad Revolving Loan & Grant Program

The Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa. The program is funded through appropriations from the state legislature and repayments from loans for rail development projects funded in the past. For this round, the program has an expected minimum of $4 million available for eligible projects....

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