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.  

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Banta, VP of Community Engagement & Advocacy: jennifer@iowacityarea.com 

Sign up for our monthly POLICY UPDATE eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on the Business Partnership’s advocacy activities.


Watch our YouTube Channel for the latest forums with our congressional leaders.


On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barrier to work in Iowa. 
We are so proud to announce that Jennifer Banta, our VP of Advocacy & Community Engagement, has been named to this task force!



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.


Public Policy Priorities

Contact Your Legislators

Governor Kim Reynolds
1007 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-5211
Contact Governor Reynolds

Senator Joe Bolkcom
728 Second Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: (319) 337-6280
Email: joe.bolkcom@legis.state.ia.us

Senator Kevin Kinney
4321 Calkins Ave. SW, Oxford, IA 52322
Phone: (319) 631-4667
Email: kevin.kinney@legis.state.ia.us

Senator Zach Wahls, Minority Leader
201 E 9th Street, #415, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 318-2094
Email: zach.wahls@legis.iowa.gov

Representative Dave Jacoby
2308 Northridge Drive, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 358-8538
Email: david.jacoby@legis.state.ia.us

Representative Bobby Kaufmann
1527 330th Street, Wilton, IA 52778
Email: bobby.kaufmann@legis.iowa.gov

Representative Christina Bohannan
1725 Windsor Court, Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: (319) 321-5823
Email: christina.bohannan@legis.iowa.gov

Representative Mary Mascher
Phone: (319) 351-2826
Email: mary.mascher@legis.state.ia.us

Representative Amy Nielsen
168 Lockmoor Cr, North Liberty, IA 52317
Email: amy.nielsen@legis.iowa.gov

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 Jennifer Banta, Vice President, Advocacy & Community Development: (319) 337-9637 or jennifer@iowacityarea.com

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.

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