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Better Your Community by Serving on a City Board or Commission

There's power in the voices of the business community and our members! Amplify your voice by serving on a city board or commission. This is the perfect opportunity for passionate community members to see direct results from their volunteer time. In 2018, …
There's power in the voices of the business community and our members! Amplify your voice by serving on a city board or commission. This is the perfect opportunity for passionate ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/01/better-your-community-serving-city-or-state-board-commission

Iowa Compact on Immigration Launches to Promote Immigration Reform

On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigration, a set of principles outlining the need for smart immigration policies at th…
On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigratio……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/iowa-compact-immigration-launches-promote-immigration-reform

Unified Regional Legislative Agenda Showcased at ICR Day at the Capitol

​Each year, the Economic Alliance joins forces with the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce for ICR Day at the Capitol. On Tuesday, March 26, a contingent will head to the Iowa State Capitol to connect directly with state legislators. We invite our members…
Each year, the Economic Alliance joins forces with the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce for ICR Day at the Capitol. On Tuesday, March 26, a contingent will head to the Iowa Sta……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/unified-regional-legislative-agenda-showcased-icr-day-capitol-1

Building & Investing in Flood Control System and ConnectCR Included in Economic Alliance's Public Policy Advocacy Efforts

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance advocates for economic growth policies on the local, state and federal levels that support our efforts to address workforce challenges, support businesses and promote robust and welcoming communities.
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance advocates for economic growth policies on the local, state and federal levels that support our efforts to address workforce challenges, su……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/building-investing-flood-control-system-and-connectcr-included-economic-alliances-public-policy-advocacy-efforts

Post-funnel week bills we support, are against, or are monitoring

The first funnel week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session ended on Friday, March 15. The first funnel week ends with the deadline for when bills are required to pass at least one chamber’s committee to remain eligible for action this session. If a bill f…
The first funnel week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session ended on Friday, March 15. The first funnel week ends with the deadline for when bills are required to pass at least one……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/post-funnel-week-bills-we-support-are-against-or-are-monitoring

Advocating for Trade Deal that Would Benefit Iowa's Economy

Members of the Economic Alliance often asked what they can do to help us move the needle on our public policy work. Making contacts with our elected officials to advocate on critical issues is the most effective tool Economic Alliance staff has in our adv…
Members of the Economic Alliance often ask what they can do to help us move the needle on our public policy work. Contacting our elected officials to advocate on critical issues……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/04/congress-approve-trade-deal-would-benefit-iowas-economy

Let's Get an Accurate Count in 2020

The census gathers so much more than just population figures. The next census will take place in 2020, and it’s in all our best interests to get an accurate count of ICR communities. Our count impacts things like federal funding, resource distribution, bu…
The census gathers so much more than just population figures. The next census will take place in 2020, and it’s in all our best interests to get an accurate count of ICR communiti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/lets-get-accurate-count-2020

Four Topics We Communicate to Presidential Candidates

Iowans are used to a never-ending election season. It’s not unusual to hear from or see several presidential candidates in our state in one week. Iowa completes the first round of “interviews” of candidates for president on behalf of the nation.
Iowans are used to a never-ending election season. It’s not unusual to hear from or see several presidential candidates in our state in one week. Iowa completes the first round o……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/four-topics-we-communicate-presidential-candidates

Take Action Now: Trade Deal is Good for Iowa

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico signed a trade deal in November at the G20 summit in Argentina that would replace the 1993 original trade agreement known as NAFTA. Known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, it includes updates and changes …
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico signed a trade deal in November at the G20 summit in Argentina that would replace the 1993 original trade agreement known as NAFTA. Known as the Unite……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/take-action-now-trade-deal-good-iowa

Immigration Reform: Increasing Our Workforce

​Our members consistently tell us that growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. Advocating for immigration reform is one approach we’ve taken on the public policy front. A bill before Congress called the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigra…
Our members consistently tell us that growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. Advocating for immigration reform is one approach we’ve taken on the public policy……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/immigration-reform-increasing-our-workforce

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