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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

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

Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is a Big Deal for Iowa

The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), our new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. More than 130,000 Iowa j…
The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/trade-agreement-mexico-and-canada-big-deal-iowa

Policy by Day, Community Brag by Night: 2019 Iowa Chamber Alliance Retreat

The Economic Alliance had the privilege last month of hosting a three-day retreat of the Iowa Chamber Alliance, a non-partisan coalition representing 16 leading chambers of commerce and economic development organizations throughout Iowa. The Chamber Allia…
The following is a note from Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Executive Director Doug Neumann. The Economic Alliance had the privilege last month of hosting a three-day ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/policy-day-community-brag-night-2019-iowa-chamber-alliance-retreat

Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is a Big Deal for Iowa

​The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), our new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. More than 130,000 Iowa …
The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USM……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/trade-agreement-mexico-and-canada-big-deal-iowa

Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session: What We Know, What We’re Hearing and What We’re Anticipating

As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique and 2020 will be no different.
As we prepare for the 2020 legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/preparing-upcoming-legislative-session-what-we-know-what-were-hearing-and-what-were-anticipating

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

Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session: What We Know, What We’re Hearing and What We’re Anticipating

As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique and 2020 will be no different.
As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is un……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/preparing-upcoming-legislative-session-what-we-know-what-were-hearing-and-what-were-anticipating

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