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The Partners, the Profession, and the Process
Presented by Professional Developers of Iowa
Sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau Federation: Renew Rural Iowa

The Partners, the Profession and the Process Workshop (PPP) is designed to lay the foundation for those new to economic development in Iowa. This half-day session will introduce you to the statewide partners supporting economic development at the local, regional, and state level, as well as share how each contributes to supporting business and community development projects. You also will learn about local, state and national opportunities for training that will allow you to advance in your profession. Finally, the session presenters will serve as excellent on-going contacts for you as you navigate the economic development landscape in your community, region and state.


9:00–9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Pulling the Pieces Together

Shannon Landauer, CEcD Carroll Area Development Corporation (Host)
Shalimar Mazetis, Advanced Southwest Iowa Corporation (Commentator)
Nicholas Hockenberry, Jackson County Economic Alliance (Commentator)

9:15–10:45 a.m.: The Partners

For Business
Lisa Shimkat-Iowa Small Business Development Center
Sandy Ehrig-Renew Rural Iowa-Iowa Farm Bureau
Mark Reinig, CEcD – ISU CIRAS
Karla Organist, CEcD – UNI Business & Community Services

For Workforce & Education
Ryan Murphy-Iowa Workforce Development – Labor Market Information Division
Kim Didier, PDI President- DMACC

For Utilities
Deb Calvert-Mid American Energy

For Organizations
Karla Organist, CEcD-UNI Institute for Decision Making
Mark Reinig, CEcD-ISU Community & Economic Development
Sandy Ehrig-Iowa Rural Development Council

10:45–11:30 a.m.: The Process
Beth Balzer-Iowa Economic Development Authority

11:30–11:45 a.m.: The Profession
James Hoelscher, CEcD UNI Institute for Decision Making
Kim Didier, PDI President - DMACC

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Being a Developer in Iowa

Jul 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau Federation: Renew Rural Iowa
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