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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

Our Country Needs a Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada Now

​The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is an updated trade agreement between the three countries. There are some big reasons we’d like to see Congress approve the agreement now.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is an updated trade agreement between the three countries. There are some big reasons we’d like to see Congress approve the ag……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/our-country-needs-trade-deal-mexico-and-canada-now

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

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

​Iowa Chamber Alliance Applauds Governor Reynolds Priorities for 2020

The Iowa Chamber Alliance applauds the priorities outlined by Governor Kim Reynolds today in her Condition of the State address and the organization looks forward to working with her on our mutual priorities. The broad agenda outlined by the Governor outl…
This following is a press release from the Iowa Chamber Alliance. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance and Executive Director Doug Neu……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/iowa-chamber-alliance-applauds-governor-reynolds-priorities-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

Iowa Legislative Session Begins & What We’re Advocating For

The second session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly kicked off on Monday, January 13. The Economic Alliance is well prepared for the weeks ahead. Likewise, as we begin a national election year, we’ve prioritized our federal agenda so we’re ready to talk …
The second session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly kicked off on Monday, January 13. The Economic Alliance is well prepared for the weeks ahead. Likewise, as we begin a national……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/iowa-legislative-session-begins-what-were-advocating

January 31 Public Policy Update: Child Care Issues are Front and Center

After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subcommittee hearings at the Capitol and a plethora of legislation bills were introduced, including many focused on workforce issu…
State Update Child Care Issues Front and Center After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subco……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/january-31-public-policy-update-child-care-issues-are-front-and-center

Census Data Used to Determine Federal Representation, Funding and More

​2020 is census year. The census gathers so much more than just population figures. Conducted every 10 years since 1790, our system of government has depended on accurate population counts. It’s in all our best interests to get an accurate count of commun…
2020 is census year. The census gathers so much more than just population figures. Conducted every 10 years since 1790, our system of government has depended on accurate populati……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/census-data-used-determine-federal-representation-funding-and-more

USMCA Success: Your Voices Make a Difference

​Congratulations to all Economic Alliance member companies and employees who contributed to the positive outcome of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. Your advocacy, along with other small businesses, associations, manufacturers and …
Congratulations to all Economic Alliance member companies and employees who contributed to the positive outcome of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. Your a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/usmca-success-your-voices-make-difference

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