Why Invest?

Your investment in the Alliance & Chamber helps ensure the economic growth and success of the Cedar Valley through aggressive, well-planned initiatives in workforce development, business retention and expansion, marketing and legislative advocacy that supports economic growth.  The Alliance & Chamber brings together private and public sectors of the Cedar Valley economic area to support a Strategic Vision to increase wealth and economic vitality of this region like no other place in the state of Iowa.

What does that mean for your business?  

The Alliance & Chamber provides recruitment services to existing businesses in the Cedar Valley in a variety of areas including talent and workforce; facility expansion, planning and incentives; as well as government relations – in addition to our efforts to recruit new businesses from targeted sectors of industries, well matched to our regional attributes, diversifying and strengthening our economy.  The Alliance & Chamber is your business advocate, continuously working to bring a better business climate, more customers, and a talented workforce to your door. 

Does the Alliance & Chamber contribute to an increased quality of life in the Cedar Valley?

Yes! A growing economy results in increased community improvements, enhanced services and better amenities, parks, schools and recreational facilities.  We help our cities envision, fund and attain the features that make the Cedar Valley an even better place to operate a business, pursue a successful career and enjoy life. 

My business is already a member of the "Chamber", how is an Economic Development Investment different?

When the Alliance & Chamber was created in merger, two revenue streams were also joined. Our investors have said they want one invoice, but separate decisions regarding levels of financial support for our Economic Development and Chamber activities. The Chamber, or Community Development membership revenue accounts for just 35% of our overall operating revenue. Your generous investment in our Economic Development functions is necessary to maintain the top flight professional services we deliver in workforce/talent initiatives, existing business expansion, business start-up and entrepreneurial support initiatives, external marketing to recruit growing industry and office operations, regional economic information, and more.

We need your help to ensure the economic growth and success of the Cedar Valley.  We invite you to be part of something GREATER!

The Impact

The investment made so far in the Alliance & Chamber's strategic vision has already had a significant impact on the Cedar Valley.  Here is a sampling of our impact since July 2012:

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