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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.

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Presidential Post - Augusts 6, 2015

One of the great things about this business of economic development is the opportunity to meet and interact with newbies. For some, a job in economic and community development is the first full-time gig out of college, and for others, it could be a career-change after decades of service in another industry....

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Written by Jason Hutcheson
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The Presidential Post - January 9, 2015

When it comes to politics, it is often said that if you are not sitting AT the table, you are likely to be ON the table! While PDI is not anticipating major defensive plays this upcoming legislative season, TIF is always an issue that can rear its ugly head at any point in time. ...

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Written by Jason Hutcheson
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The Presidential Post, December 22, 2014

Although 2014 is coming to an end, the Iowa Legislature will soon be called into session. It appears as though leadership in both chambers will largely stay unchanged, yet there are several new members of both the house and senate. ...

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Written by Jason Hutcheson
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The Presidential Post, November 18, 2014

Each year PDI holds an Annual Meeting/Conference in late September/early October. Preliminary events are held on Wednesday and conference workshops and general sessions are held on Thursday and Friday. There are also events in the evening for some Conferences. Going forward, PDI Spring Conferences are held in the central Iowa region (in conjunction with another industry event.) ...

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Written by Jason Hutcheson
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