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President's Messsage - October 2018


Kelly Halsted
PDI President


The Legislative Committee drafted the 2019 PDI Legislative Agenda and it was submitted to the PDI Board of Directors for its review and ratification at its October 19 Board meeting. The Agenda is the product each year of member input, other legislative engagements like the like-minded coalition groups committed to building the economic base in Iowa and Legislative Committee work. The agenda again focuses on core issues critical to economic development in our state, including:

Priority Issues to be addressed in this session


  • Economic Development Environment
  • Workforce Recruitment & Retention
  • Water Quality

Further actions in pursuit of job creation & wealth in Iowa

  • State Economic Development Resources
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Workforce Housing Tax Credit
  • Workforce Recruitment and Retention
  • Workforce Training
  • Brownfield & Grayfield
  • Immigration
  • Enhance Iowa
  • School Funding
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Support

An electronic copy can be found here. The Legislative Co-Chairs will finalize talking points for PDI members and will distribute them in the coming month. PDI will also produce a 3-fold brochure with condensed information for PDI members to use.

Hard copies will be distributed to each member of the Iowa Legislature, in many cases by hand during the upcoming PDI Legislative Forums conducted by PDI members and our lobbyists, Amy Campbell and Craig Patterson.

For More Information Contact:
Kelly Halsted, Legislative Committee Co-Chair 515-955-8909; kelly@greaterfortdodge.com
Drew Kamp, Legislative Committee Co-Chair 515-232-2310; drew@ameschamber.com
Nick Glew, Legislative Committee Co-Chair 319-743-4724; nick@medcoiowa.org
Amy Campbell, Lobbyist 515-554-5838; Amy@IALobby.com
Craig Patterson, Lobbyist 515-554-7920; Craig@IALobby.com

- Kelly Halsted
PDI President

 Legislative Forum

PDI Members interested in attending one of these forums should contact the individual listed as the host for more details.



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