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Share Your Input As We Build Our 2020 Public Policy Agendas

Now is the time of year when our public policy team begins building our federal and state advocacy agenda for next year. Economic Alliance Public Policy Strategist Barbra Solberg holds numerous meetings with members and key stakeholders from across the s…
Now is the time of year when our public policy team begins building our federal and state advocacy agenda for next year. Economic Alliance Public Policy Strategist Barbra Solberg……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/share-your-input-we-build-our-2020-public-policy-agendas

Child Care Solutions Can Lead to Greater Workforce Availability

How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is no silver bullet to solving this, coming at the issue from many angles can l…
How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is n……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/child-care-solutions-can-lead-greater-workforce-availability

Economic Alliance Progress in 2019 & Work Yet to Come

Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the year provides our team at the Economic Alliance the perfect opportunity to re…
Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the y……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/economic-alliance-progress-2019-work-yet-come

2019 Voter Resource Guide

​As we approach important City and School elections in November, the Economic Alliance is playing its usual role in promoting pro-growth issues and helping educate voters. But there’s an added twist to our efforts, too. In an age of diminished bipartisans…
As we approach important City and School elections in November, the Economic Alliance is playing its usual role in promoting pro-growth issues and helping educate voters. But ther……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/2019-voter-resource-guide

Young Professionals Group Hosting Two Iowa Legislators to Discuss Finding Bipartisan Policy Solutions in Today's Political Climate

ImpactCR will host two members of the Iowa legislature who are working to solve conflict and find middle ground in today's bitter political climate. Senator Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) and Representative Joe Mitchell (R-Mount Pleasant) will be discussing t…
ImpactCR is the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s young professionals program and aims to create experiences that connect young professionals to people and places in our commu……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/young-professionals-group-hosting-two-iowa-legislators-discuss-finding-bipartisan-policy-solutions-todays-political-climate

Regional Legislative Agendas to be Unveiled at December 12 Event

Join members from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce for the Regional Legislative Launch on Thursday, December 12 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Vineyards Winery & Distillery​ (1441 Marak Rd Swisher, Iowa) …
Join members from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce for the Regional Legislative Launch on Thursday, December 12 from 5 - 7……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/regional-legislative-agendas-be-unveiled-december-12-event

Workforce Initiatives, Iowa Hemp Act and More: Success from 2019 Iowa Legislature and Continued Work for 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020.
As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020. Successes in 2019 One ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/workforce-initiatives-iowa-hemp-act-and-more-success-2019-iowa-legislature-and-continued-work-2020

Local Economy Depends on Infrastructure, Including Wider I-380

A new year is upon us, a census year in fact. The 2020 census count will likely tell us our seven-county region has experienced moderate growth over the last ten years. This is critical information for planning the future and determining where our region …
The following appeared as a Guest Column in The Gazette and the Corridor Business Journal from Economic Alliance Business Retention and Expansion Specialist, Ron Corbett A new ye……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/local-economy-depends-infrastructure-including-wider-i-380

Workforce Initiatives, Iowa Hemp Act and More: Success from 2019 Iowa Legislature and Continued Work for 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020.
As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020. Successes in 2019 One ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/workforce-initiatives-iowa-hemp-act-and-more-success-2019-iowa-legislature-and-continued-work-2020

January 17 Public Policy Update: Governor Reynolds Outlines Proposals in Condition of the State Address

Governor Reynolds gave the Condition of the State address Tuesday morning during a joint legislative session. In the speech, the governor addressed her budget priorities and proposals for the 2020 legislative session, which kicked off on Monday. Keep in m…
STATE UPDATEGovernor Reynolds gave the Condition of the State address Tuesday morning during a joint legislative session. In the speech, the governor addressed her budget prioritie……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/january-17-public-policy-update-governor-reynolds-outlines-proposals-condition-state-address

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