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The Presidential Post, February 5, 2014

Stacie Lovan 350By Stacie LoVan, PDI President 

Every economic development professional knows that business retention and expansion (BRE) is a fundamental component of any economic development program.  To promote successful BRE programming, PDI, along with our sponsors Smart Solutions Group and eSynchronist, will once again recognize local communities and organizations that are successfully implementing BRE programs.  All PDI Members are welcome and encouraged to apply.  

Four awards will be given to outstanding communities during the SMART Conference on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  The awards will recognize communities that stand out above the rest with successful initiatives.  There are two award categories: 

  1. The Overall BRE Program Award will recognize communities/counties or regions that have established a successful, continuous BRE program in their area.
  2. The Single Project (Issue) Success Award will recognize a community that successfully mobilized to retain and/or expand an existing business.  

This is a chance to be recognized in front of your peers and celebrate the victories in your community.  Please submit your application by April 1, 2014.   


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