Each year, the Iowa Chamber Alliance offers its recommendations for action on issues and strategic policies to foster a healthy Iowa economy. Economic growth can be achieved with competitive and fair taxes; strong fiscal management of taxpayer dollars; necessary investments in the full spectrum of infrastructure; forward-looking programs to encourage entrepreneurship and attract investment; smart and comprehensive investment in developing and retaining a world-class workforce; and a predictable and responsive regulatory environment.
The 2017 legislative session holds promise to address these important issues through new policy proposals and in adhering to key policies that are working well for Iowa.
The Alliance respectfully presents this agenda for the Governor and Legislature to consider as they develop their policy priorities for Iowa. We believe these initiatives stand to benefit all of Iowa and all Iowans – whether rural, urban, eastern, western, northern, southern, younger, older, newer or lifelong Iowan. We encourage Iowa’s elected officials to consider these proposals with fresh eyes and without pre-conceived notions. Our shared aim is to encourage a growing economy that benefits all Iowans.