Partnership Unveils 2024 State Policy Priorities At Legislative Leadership Breakfast
GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Dec. 12, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership unveiled its 2024 state policy priorities at today’s Legislative Leadership Breakfast. The Partnership’s State Policy Agenda was developed by its Government Policy Council, which consists of Business Members from The Partnership’s 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and 400+ Investors. Included in the agenda is a list of featured priorities that will drive The Partnership’s state policy efforts. The Partnership will focus on the following priorities:
Recognizing the competitive nature of economic development and the vital need to attract business and talent to Iowa, The Partnership supports economic development tools and incentives that enable local governments and complement the overall tax environment.
The Partnership supports efforts to increase work-based learning programs and policies to expand Iowa’s talent pathways, reduce barriers and foster first-hand career experiences for Iowans.
The Partnership supports policies and additional investment for programs that increase access to affordable and quality child care options for Iowa families.
The Partnership supports the expansion of housing options through funding and policies that incentivize communities and employers to invest in new and existing housing for all Iowans
Placemaking is important to talent attraction and retention and plays a key role in the transformation of Iowa communities, main streets and local economies. The Partnership supports continued investment in programs that support placemaking projects driven by public-private partnerships.
“We are looking forward to the continued collaboration with state elected officials to advance policies that grow our communities and our state,” said Anne Roth, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations at Hy-Vee and 2024 Chair of The Partnership’s Government Policy Council. “Our ability to work together as one region across jurisdictional and political boundaries continues to lead to economic development success.”
The Partnership’s full State Legislative Agenda is available on The Partnership’s website.
Additionally, The Partnership announced that it will host the 2024 Opening Night Legislative Reception on Thursday, Jan. 8. The Partnership and its Affiliate Chambers will welcome the 90th Iowa General Assembly to the 2024 Legislative Session. This event will be an opportunity to network with Partnership Investors, Members and Iowa Legislators. Learn more about the event on The Partnership’s website.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400+ Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.