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President's Message - September 27, 2019

FALL CONFERENCE

2019 FALL CONFERENCE


The Changing Nature of Iowa: Fall Conference Recap

Those who attended the PDI Fall Conference, September 23–25, in Sioux City are recharged and ready to lead in the dynamic and ever-changing nature of Iowa. Over 125 attendees attended this year's annual event that showcased fascinating speakers, networking receptions, engaging sponsors and exhibitors as well as a trap shoot and golf outing.

While there, PDI received media coverage from Sioux City's networks. If you missed it, watch here!

KCAU-TV Channel 9 (ABC Affiliate)
KMEG 14 Fox 44 (CBS and Fox Affiliate)
KTIV 4 (NBC Affiliate)

There certainly was a lot to talk about in our short time together. Program's at this year's event included:

  • Talent Attraction
  • Immigration
  • Placemaking
  • Mobile Classrooms
  • Creating Solutions to Housing Challenges
  • How to Compete and Thrive
  • Effectively Advocating for Your Community

Many thanks to the 2019 Conference Planning Committee who put this year's successful program together: Sam Wagner, Kim Didier, Shannon Landauer, Regen Cote, Martin Dougherty, David Gleiser, Karla Organist, Barbara Sloniker, and Kenneth Tidwell, Jr.

PDI wishes to thank all of their sponsors who have supported throughout the year. Their financial support provides for PDI to deliver legislative advocacy, professional networking to share a variety of skills and knowledge; learning programs for developers, leadership opportunities through involvement, scholarships for national trainings/certifications and publications for up-to-date information.

PDI Thanks the 2019 Sponsors

Annual Sponsors:

ALLIANT ENERGY


MIDAMERICAN ENERGY
BLACK HILLS ENERGY


RENEW RURAL IOWA
IADG


IDM UNI

 

Triple Event Sponsors:

IEDA IWD ITC

 

Conference Supporting Sponsors:
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce/The Siouxland Initiative
Via Rail Engineering
Woodbury County

Conference Contributing Sponsors – Spring & Fall:

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)
DENOVO
Des Moines Area Community College
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Iowa Association of Business & Industry
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp.
Midland Power Cooperative
Mortenson
Russell Company
Story Construction

BRE Awards – Spring Only
Blane, Canada Ltd. / Smart Solutions Group

Trap Shoot - Fall Only
BNSF
BerganKDV
Interstate
Via Rail Engineering

Conference Contributing Sponsors – Fall Only
ACT Work Ready Communities
DMACC – 10K Small Businesses
Sioux City Downtown Partners
Siouxland Economic Development Corporation
Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO)
Western Tech Community College

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