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Special Economic Development Designation for LeDene Bowen

LaDene Bowen, CEcD, FM, Associate Director of the University of Northern Iowa, Institute for Decision Making, was awarded with the Honorary Life Member Designation by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), for a lasting commitment to the field of economic development. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 7 during the IEDC Annual Conference, October 6 – 9 in Philadelphia, PA....

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Let the Trends do the Driving

Congratulations!! You and your Iowa colleagues have completed over 1,373 Synchronist visits with businesses throughout the state. The BEST workshops will feature your peers sharing how they have implemented information trends into their economic development programs, project assistance and workforce efforts. The community colleges will give an update on Iowa’s Advance Manufacturing Consortium and Director Durham will share her vision with an IEDA update....

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Do You Have a Brownfield in Your Community?

Do you have a brownfield in your community? Brownfields are defined as sites where redevelopment and reuse interest has been hindered by known, or suspected, environmental issues. ...

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Smarter Email Subject Lines

One of the most common frustrations many of my readers and program attendees mention are poor e-mail subject lines. The most mentioned "pet peeves" are e-mail subjects that are too vague and/or give you a false sense of timeliness (for example -- you have no idea there is something urgent burning inside of the e-mail due to the casual subject line.)...

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Randy Dean's Top 10 Time Savers/Productivity Enhancers

As a time management, productivity, and e-mail efficiency expert, I'm always looking for ways to find a few seconds here and there in things I'm already doing anyway, and e-mail is something I'm doing every day! ...

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