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PDI Presidential Post - April 2017

Mark Reinig, CEcD, PDI President

Mark Reinig, CEcD
PDI President

This late winter has turned out to be volatile with temperatures fluctuating and legislative actions breaking new ground. PDI is proud to partner with the SMART Conference and will be presenting the Business Recruitment and Expansion (BRE) awards, sponsored by Smart Solutions Group, Inc. and Blane/Canada Synchronist Suite at the Thursday, May 4 opening. As I travel about the State of Iowa, I see many exciting programs that I believe merit the recognition of this award and we are pleased to have several organizations who have submitted their applications by the April 4 deadline. We will feature each of them in upcoming PDI Post newsletters. 

The PDI Spring Event is being held on the day prior to the 2017 SMART Conference. On Wednesday, May 3 the PDI Spring Event will be held at the DMACC Center for Career and Professional Development at the Southridge Mall in Des Moines. PDI has invested in bringing two national keynote speakers to address best practices in economic development “How to Build the Future” and how we can play a role in being proactive for our communities, regions and state. In addition to these two great speakers we have a wizened panel discussing “Creating a Collaborative Economic Development Team”. We will close the day with a legislative update which will be informative to say the least, considering this legislative session. You can register on the PDI website for both the PDI Spring event and the SMART Conference so do it today!

Mark Reinig
CEcD, PDI President 

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