Iowa Chamber Alliance Continues Advocacy for Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation Status

April 17, 2023

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Chamber Alliance has worked diligently over the past few years to support both party caucuses’ first-in-the-nation status because of the economic impact of the caucuses as well as the exposure they bring to Iowa issues. The Chamber Alliance is extremely disappointed, but not surprised, that other states facing threats over positioning due to deficiencies in their own processes have chosen to weigh in on Iowa’s process and threaten Iowa’s place in the nominating calendar.

Dustin Miller, executive director of the Iowa Chamber Alliance, stated “Iowa’s process on both sides has a track record of distinct advantages like experience, geography and affordable media markets that have allowed candidates to succeed with less funding and name recognition. Continued unprovoked threats from other states show these characteristics are especially unique to Iowa, as other states are making power plays since they do not possess the same distinct advantages Iowa does. The Iowa Chamber Alliance will work with both parties to ensure the Republican Party of Iowa’s 2024 Caucus showcases the state’s advantages to the Presidential selection process and with the Iowa Democratic Party to prove the national party erred in their decision to remove Iowa’s status first-in-the-nation status.”