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The Presidential Post, April 23, 2014

The Iowa SMART Conference and PDI Spring Event are next week! An excellent agenda with high caliber speakers has been planned for both days. This is also a great time to pick up some best practices and to network with your peers....

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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The Presidential Post, March 21, 2014

I would like to take a minute to say THANK YOU for your continued investment in PDI! Membership renewals this year have remained strong which speaks to our collective success in the economic development arena....

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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The Presidential Post, March 7, 2014

Register for PDI’s Spring Event - an interactive session/workshop held May 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel. (Held in conjunction with the SMART Conference) ...

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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The Presidential Post, February 21, 2014

The arrival of Spring means that PDI’s Spring Event will be here before we know it. This year, PDI will be offering a 1/2 day educational event on May 2, the Friday following the SMART Conference. The focus of the Friday morning conference will be on “Rewriting the Rural Narrative: Developing Your Plan to Attract and Retain Newcomers.”...

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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The Presidential Post, February 5, 2014

Every economic development professional knows that business retention and expansion (BRE) is a fundamental component of any economic development program....

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Written by Stacie LoVan
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