Government Affairs


The main focus of our Government Affairs activity is economic growth and business climate improvement. Based on input from our investors, we establish a legislative agenda prior to the start of each Iowa legislative session. The Agenda contains specific actions that will improve the Cedar Valley business climate and quality of life, or address specific situations for business. 



Chair: Mike McCrary, Lincoln Savings Bank                   Staff Rep: Steve Firman


Cedar Valley Legislative Agenda 

The Cedar Valley Agenda for Economic Progress reflects the priority issues requiring action by the Iowa Legislature to advance the business and civic interests of the Cedar Valley economic area. An agenda is assembled annually by our Government Affairs Committee, local economic development partners, and the staff of Grow Cedar Valley and is presented by our Board of Directors.
2019 Legislative Policy Agenda: Click Here


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Friday Forum: Feature monthly updates with Legislators, other elected officials, or Grow Cedar Valley staff on current issues during the session. Friday Forums are generally held the 2nd Friday of the month from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Grow Cedar Valley offices on the TechWorks Campus at 360 Westfield Ave., Suite 200, in Waterloo.

Cedar Valley Legislative Reception: Held in Des Moines, we host legislators at this annual event.

Pre-Session Legislative Reception: An annual networking format to increase personal interaction with legislators in the Cedar Valley.

Post-Session Legislative Forum: Attend this event with legislators in the Cedar Valley.

Visit our Events Calendar and go to "Narrow search by" then choose "Legislative" to view our upcoming legislative events.