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Empowering Business: Greater IC’s Impact on the 2024 Iowa Legislative Session

Greater Iowa City area advocates with legislators for businesses

Throughout the legislative session, Greater Iowa City, Inc. remained committed to advocating on behalf of businesses for policies that align with our priorities. Whether it was engaging with legislators, hosting forums, or our bi-weekly “legislative update” newsletters, Greater IC looked to empower, inform, and advocate on behalf of our local businesses.   Events: Keeping the […]

Affordable Housing Programs Fuel a Thriving Economic Ecosystem

Economic impacts of affordable housing in Iowa City - Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum

Alongside our community and economic development partners, Greater Iowa City, Inc. (Greater IC) has identified improving affordable housing as a key economic development priority. This priority spans across all our work, including efforts in advocacy, community development through the All In Vision plan, and business support of driving workforce attraction and retention. As a part […]

Connecting with Legislators and Sharing Our Priorities at the 2024 Legislative Launch

advocating for local businesses in Iowa City Cedar Rapids corridor

Connecting with Legislators and Sharing Our Priorities at the 2024 Legislative Launch Greater Iowa City, Inc. and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance once again joined forces to create top policy priorities for the ICR region for the 2024 legislative session. These priorities will guide our advocacy work and inform conversations with our state and […]

Embrace Solutions Utilizing Technology & Natural Resources

Businesses often lead the way with innovative solutions for the challenges community’s face. Embracing the opportunities afforded through Industry 4.0 will allow Iowa to thrive in a new era of change. Iowa remains rich with natural resources that provide us a significant global competitive edge. According to a recent report by the American Clean Power […]

Close the Opportunity Gap & End Barriers to Employment

Iowa’s workforce challenges remain a top concern for our member businesses in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. With unemployment uncertainties and low population growth, we have an opportunity to address the core issues facing workforce and adjust policies to meet future demands, including addressing mental health issues within the workplace. Iowa must look for […]

Promote & Incentivize Business Growth

Businesses from all industries have been impacted by COVID-19 and continue to need long term support to recover. Small businesses contribute significantly to local economies and identities, and innovative solutions and resources are needed to support their ongoing recovery. Tax structures must lead to economic growth and job creation, further simplification, predictability, and promote fairness […]