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Child Care Issues and Solutions

​The Women’s Recession; sometimes referred to as the “Shecession” is real. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), 2.3 million women have left the labor force since the start of the pandemic, bringing the women’s labor force down to a 33 year…
The Women’s Recession; sometimes referred to as the “Shecession” is real. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), 2.3 million women have left the labor force since th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/child-care-issues-and-solutions

The Time is Now for Immigration Reform

​There are over 3,700 DACA-eligible immigrants living and working in Iowa who’ve only known the U.S. as home. They are an integral part of our workforce, which already faces shortages. We must use all tools available to us to keep and build our workforce.…
There are over 3,700 DACA-eligible immigrants living and working in Iowa who’ve only known the U.S. as home. They are an integral part of our workforce, which already faces shorta……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/time-now-immigration-reform

President's Trade Agenda Released

The Economic Alliance has long supported free and fair-trade agreements to promote Iowa’s economy. Iowa businesses, including many within our region, have a vested interest in international trade policies due to the dominance of the manufacturing, agricul…
The Economic Alliance has long supported free and fair-trade agreements to promote Iowa’s economy. Iowa businesses, including many within our region, have a vested interest in in……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/presidents-trade-agenda-released

Encouraging Civil Debate & Leading By Example

​Each year the Economic Alliance leadership strategizes plans for the upcoming year. Various aspects come into play as we develop our goals and tactics. We start with our members’ needs, driven by Innovation Council and Policy Board members, then look at …
Each year the Economic Alliance leadership strategizes plans for the upcoming year. Various aspects come into play as we develop our goals and tactics. We start with our members’……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/encouraging-civil-debate-leading-example

Iowa's Businesses Need Immigration Reform

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two landmark pieces of immigration legislation: The Dream and Promise Act and The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. As these bills move to the U.S. Senate for consideration, Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) b…
The following is an op-ed article featured in The Gazette on 4/18/2021. Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two landmark pieces of immigration legislation: The Dr……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/iowas-businesses-need-immigration-reform

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