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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 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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President's Message - June 30, 2018

We will be looking for the next generation of leaders for PDI. Please consider nominating someone from your region, organization…or yourself for the PDI board. It is especially good if the nominee has been involved with a PDI committee or project. ...

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PDI's 2018 Fall Conference - A Sneak Peek

This year's 2018 PDI Fall Conference is set to take place in Iowa City on September 26-28, 2018. The Fall Conference Planning Committee has been selected and they are already busy preparing for next Fall. ...

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Presidential Post - September 5, 2017

resident's Message Mark Reinig, CEcD, PDI President MARK REINIG Mark Reinig, CEcD PDI President Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Fall Conference 10. Because you said that ‘lack of leadership – local, state and federal levels' is one of your top three greatest challenges....

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President's Message - June 2017

You talked and we listened. Many comments were made on the PDI Spring Event evaluation about tax credits and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) — so much so that we are adding a general session at the Fall Conference. Several of PDI's member experts, Jason Hutcheson, Burlington; Dan Culhane, Ames; and Chad Schreck, Mason City will round out the panel. ...

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