About

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 Iowa Chamber Alliance is a non-partisan coalition that represents the leading Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations throughout Iowa that focus on promoting economic growth policies and initiatives.

Mission

The mission of the Iowa Chamber Alliance is to drive a policy agenda to grow the state of Iowa on behalf of our over 17,000 members who range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Growing the state includes developing a policy structure where communities can build attractive places for employers to invest and for employees to find opportunities to thrive in those investments.

Guiding Principles

We believe that by working together we can create significant, positive changes that will prepare Iowa for the future and ensure a high quality of life for its citizens.

We believe Iowa needs strategic, aggressive, forward-thinking statewide policies and programs that stimulate strong economic growth, resulting in additional jobs and increased state and local revenues.

We Support

Long-term statewide policies and programs that provide reliable economic development tools for encouraging business relocation, expansion and entrepreneurship in Iowa communities.

A regulatory and tax climate conducive to making Iowa the most competitive state in the nation for attracting business expansion opportunities and fostering the growth of new and existing businesses.

An ongoing funding mechanism for building infrastructure and amenities that improve the quality of life in Iowa communities.

Streamlined governments at all levels that are efficient, cost-effective and responsive to business needs by finding ways to use tax dollars more wisely while improving services.

A long-term marketing plan that promotes Iowa’s positive distinguishing attributes to both internal and external audiences, positioning Iowa as the location of choice for operating a business, living and traveling.

The Iowa Chamber Alliance Represents the following organizations:  

  • Ames Chamber of Commerce & Ames Economic Development Commission
  • Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
  • Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Burlington Partnership
  • Grow Cedar Valley (Waterloo and Cedar Falls)
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
  • Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress
  • Iowa City  Area Business Partnership
  • Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mason City Chamber of Commerce
  • North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation
  • Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Siouxland Chamber of Commerce