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President's Message December 2018

As a professional working in economic development in Iowa, we are very grateful for your membership in PDI. Your commitment to the industry and profession is outstanding and PDI wants to support you in your position....

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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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Presidential Post - PDI Offers Workforce Summit

The PDI Workforce Summit will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny Campus. Registration information will be available soon....

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We Make it Possible

Last week, the Iowa Innovation Corporation was invited to a White House briefing about innovation. This wasn’t a random ask. It was a briefing that included all the i6 Challenge grant winners since 2010, which in itself is an exclusive club. In two years, there have been only 12 grants presented to organizations that accelerate technology commercialization, new venture formation, job creation, and economic growth across the United States. Our efforts, in partnership with the technologies coming from Iowa State University, have created a model that can be replicated not only statewide but nationally, which is the primary reason we were awarded the grant. ...

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