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The Presidential Post - April 7, 2015

Spring has finally arrived, and that means PDI's spring event (in conjunction with the SMART Conference) is just around the corner. The education committee led by Stacie LoVan, Greg Theis, and Sandy Ehrig has done a terrific job preparing the content for Wednesday afternoon. If you have not registered yet, there is still time (http://www.pdiowa.com/wcm/Members/EventDetail?EventKey=SPR15....

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The Presidential Post - February 27, 2015

Isn't it great when something gets accomplished? After years of expressing concern over funding for Iowa's roads and bridges, the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad finally took action and passed a 10 cent fuel tax increase in February. ...

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The Presidential Post - February 13, 2015

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) sponsored the 2015 "Grow Iowa" Day at the Iowa State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 4. ...

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The Presidential Post - January 23, 2015

With little doubt, your BRE program probably consumes a good majority on your time on a weekly basis. Between scheduling your Synchronist visits, conducting the calls, logging the results, and completing follow-up, it is perhaps the most underappreciated category of work local economic developers do....

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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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