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  • Iowa's New State Legislative Leaders

    Iowa's New State Legislative Leaders

    posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Government Affairs

    The Iowa House and Senate caucuses have chosen their respective leadership teams for the coming legislative session. The GOP will head into the 89th General Assembly with a 59-41 advantage in the House and a 32-18 majority in the Senate. The 2021 legislative session will convene January 11.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: June

    Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: June

    posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA), a federation of the 16 largest economic and community development organizations in the state. ICA has full-time lobbyist representation in the Capitol who tracks legislation closely during the session. Grow Cedar Valley will continue to provide members with updates.

  • ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Government Affairs

    View Iowa Chamber Alliance's week 10 bill tracker. This shows the status of the bills ICA is monitoring. This may be the last tracker you see for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate and House met Monday afternoon to pass a Continuing Resolution and a Supplemental Appropriation bill. The Legislature has begun a minimum 30-day session delay. Links to both bills are attached below.

  • How Business Can Impact Legislation - You Have a Voice

    How Business Can Impact Legislation - You Have a Voice

    posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Businesses, especially our investors, look to Grow Cedar Valley and other associations or organizations to help them interact with government at the local, state and federal levels. Your involvement is key to giving you a voice in affecting how your business is impacted by all levels of government.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: March 2, 2020

    Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: March 2, 2020

    posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Government Affairs

    This week's update from Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA) we are focused on three main areas, Workforce Development Board, Future Ready Iowa and the Invest in Iowa Act.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: 2/24

    Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: 2/24

    posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA), a federation of the 16 largest economic and community development organizations in the state. ICA has full-time lobbyist representation in the Capitol who tracks legislation closely during the session. On a regular basis, they provide their members with a newsletter detailing the contents of bills they are following and their status.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA) Update

    Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA) Update

    posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA), a federation of the 16 largest economic and community development organizations in the state. ICA has full-time lobbyist representation in the Capitol who tracks legislation closely during the session. On a regular basis, they provide their members with a newsletter detailing the contents of bills they are following and their status.

  • Government Affairs Update: Things are in Full Swing

    Government Affairs Update: Things are in Full Swing

    posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Now that legislation is in full swing, Grow Cedar Valley and other business organizations around the state are keeping a close eye on the bills being presented and discussed.

  • 2020 Legislative Session – Setting the Scene

    2020 Legislative Session – Setting the Scene

    posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Government Affairs

    The 2020 Iowa General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 13. Grow Cedar Valley advocates for smart pro-business policies on a continuous basis that support our priority of economic growth for the Cedar Valley and for Iowa. In 2020, our advocacy efforts at the state level will be focused in three broad areas: talent development, attraction and education; economic development; and transportation, infrastructure and connectivity

  • Grow Cedar Valley supports SECURE Act to help small business

    Grow Cedar Valley supports SECURE Act to help small business

    posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Government Affairs

    Last week Grow Cedar Valley President & CEO, Cary Darrah, signed to support the SECURE Act along with other Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executive members, a policy that if passed would provide small businesses expanded opportunity to offer retirement packages to their employees.