OUR VOICE. YOUR BUSINESS.
The Business Partnership advocates for economic growth policies on the local, state and federal levels. We collaborate with the business community and local stakeholders, as well as regional partners to develop our yearly policy agendas, to create a consistent voice for the region.
We are a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or donate to political candidates. We support First Amendment rights for all people and encourage elected officials, candidates and citizens to be civil in discussions and debates on policy issues and political opinions. We are committed to leading by example.
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2022 CANDIDATE FORUMS
The Business Partnership and the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance join forces again to bring you regional Candidate Forums.
Click below to learn more about the Candidates’ forum dates and location.
Watch our YouTube Channel for the latest forums with our congressional leaders.
GOVERNOR APPOINTS BANTA
CANDIDATE GUIDES FOR THE 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION
Election season is coming! The Primary Election for federal, state, and county elections will be this summer on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
The Primary Election is an election in which each political party will vote on and determine their party’s nominee for the General Election ballot in November. See below to view our Candidate Guides for June’s Primary Election.
PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Business Partnership annually recommend and support positions on key policy issues affecting our region and state’s economic growth. These recommendations are made with significant input from our combined 2,000 members, investors, partners, and community stakeholders.
LOCAL POLICY AGENDA
Vote 2021 Election Results
ADVOCACY IN 2020
The Capitol may have been closed to the public, but the business of government didn’t stop.
Partnership staff and committees continued to work with our congressional delegation to advance COVID-19 relief for businesses; educated voters on local, state, and federal candidates in the general and Coralville special elections; and informed our members on the legislation most impactful to businesses.
CORALVILLE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION
Public Policy Priorities
2023 LEGISLATIVE FORUMS
The Business Partnership invites you to participate in a series of three legislative forums with our elected officials during the 2023 legislative session. During this forum series we will be discussing issues that have an impact on our local business community, regional workforce, and our community.
PLACEMAKING & NATURAL RESOURCES
March 24th | 2pm
at the Water Treatment Plant in North Liberty
Contact Your Legislators
Governor Kim Reynolds (R)
Contact Governor Reynolds
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R)
Contact Senator Ernst
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R)
Contact Senator Grassley
U.S. Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Contact Representative Miller-Meeks
State Senator Dawn Driscoll (R)
State Senator Janice Weiner (D)
State Senator Zach Wahls
State Representative Heather Hora (R)
State Representative Dave Jacoby (D)
State Representative Elinor Levin (D)
State Representative Amy Nielsen (D)
State Representative Brad Sherman (R)
State Representative Adam Zabner (D)
The General Assembly website is available to help you determine the Legislators who represent you. You can also track a bill or listen to a floor debate. Legislators welcome and appreciate input from constituents about issues that impact you, your business and our community. Contact a Legislator today!
If you are interested in the Iowa City Area Business Partnership Policy Issues, please contact us.
Legislative Forums: The Business Partnership regularly hosts forums with our local legislators to answer your questions and keep you informed. From details on small business loans to updates on different resources for your business and employees, these forums are great opportunities for anyone looking to stay up to date! The Business Partnership is here for you, and this is just one of many ways we can help our members gain valuable help and information during this time.