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Presidential Post - April 1, 2013

Whether you prioritize what conferences to attend based on dynamic content, high-powered speakers, networking opportunities or the proportion of capital to lowercase letters in the event name, the SMART Conference ought to be at or near the top of your list every year....

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Written by Brent Willett
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Presidential Post - March 15, 2013

I expect many of you have seen the article by David J. Robinson in the most recent edition of Area Development magazine discussing the importance and value of incentives to successful economic development, “How Some Locations are Making Their Business Case for Incentives”. ...

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Presidential Post - March 1, 2013

Dear Members: Thank you to everyone who joined PDI for the annual Grow Iowa Day at the Capitol last week. Twenty-two exhibitors braved the snow and storms to represent the ...

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Presidential Post - February 15, 2013

Grow Iowa Day is PDI's best opportunity to demonstrate to legislators the strength and breadth of our membership organization. Legislators respond to their constituents which is why it is so important that our members attend in mass and dialogue with them. We realize this important event requires an investment of your time and financial resources, but our history with the Grow Iowa Day has demonstrated a tremendous return on investment with our legislators. ...

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Presidential Post - February 1, 2013

On February 01, I had an opportunity to represent PDI on a ‘Partners Panel’ at the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference. Topics of discussion were many, but I was struck by how consistent virtually each participant’s message and, subsequently, the substance of each audience member’s line of questioning, was. Advocate....

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