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Two Truths and a Lie About the PDI Spring Event

About the PDI Spring Event

1. PDI Wants 10 Members to Submit Awards Application for Business Retention and Expansion Awards

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) will honor economic development organizations from across Iowa during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 4, in conjunction with the PDI Spring Event on May 3. 

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. 

“Supporting Iowa’s existing industry is a key priority for PDI’s membership,” stated Mark Reinig, 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.” 

Learn more about the BRE Awards at https://www.pdiowa.com/events/business-retention-expansion-awards/.Deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2. PDI’s focus of the Spring Event is taking economic development professionals to the next level as thought leaders in their communities.

3. You will not find any available hotel rooms in Des Moines because of a square dancing convention.*

*Obviously #3 is the lie – there are 12,500+ rooms in Greater Des Moines. The link will take you to the Catch Des Moines website to search for a location/price. Hotel rooms have been secured for the SMART Conference at the Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa for the night of Wednesday, May 3, 2017 with a special group rate of $129.00 per night. Call (515) 283-0151 and indicate the "Iowa Smart Conference" when making reservations. Or book online through this link, Iowa Smart Conference, Room block closes by April 12, 2017. 

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