The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations from Iowa City, Marion County, Sioux City and Marion during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 7.
The PDI Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Awards Program recognizes the outstanding efforts of local and regional economic development initiatives in supporting growth and expansion of existing Iowa companies. Receiving awards for their support of BRE in 2014 were:
BRE Overall Program:
Iowa City Area Development Group
Marion County Economic Development
City of Sioux City - Bomgaars Supply Inc Expansion
Marion Economic Development Group – Legacy Manufacturing Expansion
“Supporting Iowa’s existing industry is a key priority for PDI’s membership,” stated Jason Hutcheson, PDI President. “The BRE Awards are intended to increase the focus on fostering Iowa business growth by economic development organizations and spotlight BRE programs and projects that have made a significant impact on Iowa communities.”
Sponsoring the award is Smart Solutions Group and Blane Canada Ltd.
Founded in 1973, with current membership of over 320, PDI is an organization dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members through a wide range of programs and services. As an association, PDI provides professional training that helps its members do a better job for their community. PDI creates an atmosphere of support and offers an instant network of seasoned experts for local professionals to seek advice and support.
See photos from the event here.
Learn more about PDI at www.pdiowa.com, www.facebook.com/ProfessionalDevelopersOfIowa and www.twitter.com/pdiowa .