​Iowa Chamber Alliance Applauds Governor Reynolds Priorities for 2020

Jan 15, 2020

This following is a press release from the Iowa Chamber Alliance. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance and Executive Director Doug Neumann is the Iowa Chamber Alliance Chair.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Chamber Alliance applauds the priorities outlined by Governor Kim Reynolds today in her Condition of the State address and the organization looks forward to working with her on our mutual priorities. The broad agenda outlined by the Governor outlined multiple priority issues for the Iowa Chamber Alliance that will lead to continued growth for the state.

The bold plan outlined through her “Invest In Iowa” proposal includes multiple priorities from our agenda that address TALENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and the overall BUSINESS CLIMATE. Iowa Chamber Alliance Board Chair, Doug Neumann stresses that “this bold vision has the ability to make a long term investment in the state of Iowa and includes elements that address any tax disparities in its implementation.” The Iowa Chamber Alliance is excited for the resources to fund quality of life initiatives in all our communities to attract the workforce necessary for our businesses and we will work with the Governor and Legislature to ensure that the overall package addresses our overall tax competitiveness. We appreciate the reforms taken in 2018 to reduce corporate income tax rates and hope that a final package will reduce rates even further.

The business community in Iowa agrees that push for TALENT is the most important issue facing Iowa businesses both large and small. We will work hard with the Governor and legislature on increased funding for Future Ready Iowa and new initiatives to address childcare needs for employees

The Governor also made budget priorities for important INFRASTRUCTURE investments including increased funding to address flooding and resources targeted to expand connectivity through broadband.

Executive Director, Dustin Miller, commented that “the agenda laid out by the Governor has the ability to further grow the state economically and demographically. Our Chamber members know the opportunity that rests in our communities and applaud the overall effort of the Governor to provide tools for us to attract this new growth.”

About the Iowa Chamber Alliance
The Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA) is a non-partisan coalition that advocates for economic growth policies and initiatives by representing leading Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations across Iowa. The mission of the Iowa Chamber Alliance is to drive a policy agenda that grows the state on behalf of our more than 17,000 members that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

Iowa Chamber Alliance Members

  • Ames Chamber of Commerce & Ames Economic Development Commission
  • Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
  • Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Burlington Partnership
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
  • Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Grow Cedar Valley
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mason City Chamber of Commerce
  • North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation
  • Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Siouxland Chamber of Commerce

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