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A Look Back at the 2018 Iowa Legislative session

The Iowa Legislature hammered the gavel for the final time on May 5, bringing an end to the 87th General Assembly. Depending on the perspective, the 2018 session proved controversial and productive. From a business perspective, the session carried some si…
The Iowa Legislature hammered the gavel for the final time on May 5, bringing an end to the 87th General Assembly. Depending on the perspective, the 2018 session proved controvers……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/05/look-back-2018-iowa-legislative-session

Iowa Can't Afford a Long-Term and Costly Trade War

Talk of impending tariffs, trade agreements and trade wars have been a part of the nation’s dialogue since President Trump took office and began considering different approaches for American participation in the international trade economy. Iowa busin…
Talk of impending tariffs, trade agreements and trade wars have been a part of the nation’s dialogue since President Trump took office and began considering different approaches f……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/iowa-cant-afford-long-term-and-costly-trade-war

Important Information on State Tax Changes

​While the legislature adjourned for the year in early May, July 1 marks the day most new state laws go into effect. The Economic Alliance saw success in a variety of our pro-growth and pro-business priorities including Future Ready Iowa, which addresses …
While the legislature adjourned for the year in early May, July 1 marks the day most new state laws go into effect. The Economic Alliance saw success in a variety of our pro-growt……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/useful-information-state-tax-changes

Advocacy Efforts: Skilled Workers

Economic Alliance members consistently tell us growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. This week nearly 500 business and education organizations from across the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/advocacy-efforts-skilled-workers

Federal Funding Awarded for Cedar Rapids Flood Control

Following years of hard work and perseverance, the City of Cedar Rapids received word they will receive $117 million in Federal funding for its planned Flood Control System. Appropriations ensuring construction of the Cedar Rapids Flood Protection Plan ha…
Following years of hard work and perseverance, the City of Cedar Rapids received word they will receive $117 million in Federal funding for its planned Flood Control System. Appro……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/07/federal-funding-awarded-cedar-rapids-flood-control

Building Our 2019 Public Policy Priorities

Certain times of the year our public policy advocacy efforts are publicly front and center. Other times, the work is being done behind the scenes, as is usually the case over the summer months. Of course, in the public policy world, there are always excep…
Certain times of the year our public policy advocacy efforts are publicly front and center. Other times, the work is being done behind the scenes, as is usually the case over the ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/07/building-our-2019-public-policy-priorities

Make the Voice of the Business Community Heard & Vote on November 6

Americans will take to the polls on November 6, Election Day. Iowa has some very important races this year, meaning it’s crucial that the business community’s voice is heard on the local, state and federal level. We encourage all Economic Alliance members…
Americans will take to the polls on November 6, Election Day. Iowa has some very important races this year, meaning it’s crucial that the business community’s voice is heard on th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/make-voice-business-community-heard-vote-november-6

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and Congressman Rod Blum Visit With EA Members

The Economic Alliance welcomed Congressman Rod Blum and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney for a roundtable discussion with EA members on Saturday, July 28.
The Economic Alliance welcomed Congressman Rod Blum and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney for a roundtable discussion with EA members on Saturday,……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/omb-director-mick-mulvaney-and-congressman-rod-blum-visit-ea-members

Immigration Reform is Integral to Solving Our Workforce Shortages

Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on.
Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on. It’s no……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/immigration-reform-integral-solving-our-workforce-shortages

Election Day is Over - What's Next?

​The 2018 elections are over. So now what? Our advocacy work begins to rev up! We worked over the summer and through the fall to gather information, seek feedback and develop our public policy priorities for 2019. That process is nearing completion and wi…
The 2018 elections are over. So now what? Our advocacy work begins to rev up! We worked over the summer and through the fall to gather information, seek feedback and develop our ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/11/election-day-over-whats-next

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