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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 - 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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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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PDI Presidential Post - April 2017

This late winter has turned out to be volatile with temperatures fluctuating and legislative actions breaking new ground. PDI is proud to partner with the SMART Conference and will be presenting the Business Recruitment and Expansion (BRE) awards, sponsored by Smart Solutions Group, Inc. and Blane/Canada Synchronist Suite at the Thursday, May 4 opening....

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From the President - November 2016

I had the privilege to attend the Employer Educator Summit held in Jefferson on October 13th. Over 275 educators, students, employers, economic development and workforce development professionals came together for a great day-long event. ...

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Presidential Post March 11, 2016

This month I want to discuss a couple of the many acronyms in the economic developers tool kit. They need our time and attention so we can make sure that we get recognized for our efforts and share the success we have realized from these programs. ...

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