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Government Relations

ALLIANCE & CHAMBER SEEKING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks motivated and energetic candidates that are passionate about helping businesses & institutions fulfill their workforce needs to become our full-time Workforce Development Coordinator. The main responsibility is to execute workforce development events & activities that promote job creation, workforce recruitment & retention in basic industry sectors and [...]

Legislative Update

Legislators spent the majority of this week debating bills. Most of the bills were non-controversial, but they do have an impact on Iowa employers. ABI provides an update on this weeks activity here.

Top Leaders Attend Cedar Valley Legislative Event

The Alliance & Chamber Government Relations Committee hosted the 2014 Cedar Valley Legislative Reception on Tuesday, February 11th in Des Moines. The reception offers investors the unique opportunity  to speak with policy makers face to face in a casual environment. In spite of the House being in debate until almost 6:15 pm and other competing [...]

Federal Reserve Ag Expert Gives Ag Outlook, Land Values, and Current Conditions David Oppedahl to Present at Hawkeye’s Money Smart Ag Conference on February 25

Federal Reserve Ag Expert Gives Ag Outlook, Land Values, and Current Conditions David Oppedahl to Present at Hawkeye’s Money Smart Ag Conference on February 25 WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College is hosting Money Smart Ag Conference on Tuesday, February 25, from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Farmers and those in the agriculture industry will especially find this [...]

Alliance & Chamber Investors to attend Cedar Valley Legislative Reception

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber will host its annual Cedar Valley Legislative Reception on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM, in the Terrace Ballroom, Renaissance Savery Hotel, 401 Locust St., Des Moines. Investors in the Alliance & Chamber are invited to attend and share the story of the Cedar Valley and discuss [...]

Legislation to Require Taxpayer Notice Introduced

A subcommittee was held on Wednesday, January 22 to discuss HSB 508. HSB 508 requires county assessors to notify taxpayers when the Department of Revenue issues an equalization order. Currently the assessor must publish notice in the newspaper. The Chairman of the subcommittee, Representative Chip Baltimore, stated his support of the bill as a way [...]

DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING FILE BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX CREDITS APPLICATIONS BY JANUARY 15

  Through January 15, 2014, property owners can apply for a property tax credit on industrial, commercial and railroad classed parcels. One credit is available for each qualified property unit. A property unit consists of contiguous parcels of the same classification that are owned by the same person and operated by that person for a [...]

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks Director of Business Services

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICES The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks candidates passionate and skilled in helping businesses become more successful in the Cedar Valley economic area to become our Director of Business Services. This person will plan, develop and implement economic development initiatives for business retention & expansion; including create, lead and execute [...]

The Alliance & Chamber encourages voters to say “Yes” on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS   The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber encourage the voters of Black Hawk County communities to renew  the one-cent Local Option Sales Tax on the ballot on Tuesday, November 5th.   Since 1991, the communities of Black Hawk County, with voter approval, have [...]

Iowa Business Leaders to Meet with Policy Makers in Washington, DC

Iowa Association of  Business and Industry Leaders Embark on First Ever Washington, DC Trip On Wednesday, September 18, Steve Dust, CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber along with eleven other ABI leaders will depart Des Moines International Airport for a three day trip to Washington, D.C. During the visit, members will meet [...]