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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.

Back by Popular Demand - Roger Brooks!

That’s right – you asked us to bring him back, so we are on April 25th & 26th. This time Roger will concentrate his message on your whole community – how to work together to be successful in the future. This is a training you won’t want to miss and be sure to bring others from your community. It helps to have a team return to your community, ready to make a difference....

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City of Waterloo to be Honored by Federal Agency for Grand Crossing Project

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart today announced that the City will receive the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) for its innovative use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on the Grand Crossing development project. ...

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Presidential Post December 2017

'Twas the days before new year's and all through the state, every economic developer was stirring about the senate and house. The marketing was hung on social media with care, in hopes that new residents would soon be here. Then what to my wondering eyes should appear, but my PDI Annual Membership reminder for an organization I hold so dear....

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Strategic Partnership Expands New Markets Tax Credit Program, Allocating $7.5 Million to Smaller Projects

Iowa Community Development (ICD), a certified Community Development Entity with New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation and First National Bank of Ames have formed a strategic partnership to expand the NMTC program to support smaller projects in the $1.5-3 million range. ICD is currently seeking interested parties with projects that fit the NMTC criteria to be considered for this expanded offering. ...

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The PDI Post - November 8, 2017

I am EXCITED, to lead such a dedicated group of professional economic developers as your PDI President this year. A special thank you to Mark Reinig for his leadership as PDI President during the past year addressing how PDI can better meet the needs of our members. These efforts have positioned PDI for great success in the years to come. ...

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