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PDI's 2018 Fall Conference - A Sneak Peek

This year's 2018 PDI Fall Conference is set to take place in Iowa City on September 26-28, 2018. The Fall Conference Planning Committee has been selected and they are already busy preparing for next Fall. ...

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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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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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Presidential Post - September 5, 2017

resident's Message Mark Reinig, CEcD, PDI President MARK REINIG Mark Reinig, CEcD PDI President Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Fall Conference 10. Because you said that ‘lack of leadership – local, state and federal levels' is one of your top three greatest challenges....

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PDI Presidential Post - July 18, 2017

We sometimes hear from members that wish PDI could be more proactive on policies rather than always having to play defense to protect programs and policies at the Iowa State Capitol. While PDI certainly has had to play lots of defense over the past few decades to defend TIF, department funding and several other priorities. It is important to remember that PDI members’ best ideas do often become law. Many times PDI has had other entities bring forward and take the lead in developing and promoting the legislation. Here are a couple of recent successes, which can be attributed to the ideas put forth by PDI members....

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