The Quad Cities Chamber actively engages with government officials on all levels to promote good politics that will help grow the Quad Cities economy.  We are interested in learning more about what is important to you and your business, so that we can better shape a public policy agenda that reflects our members' interests.

This month, the Chamber will host four input sessions designed around the core principals from our Public Policy Platform - Business Climate and Economic Competitiveness, Education and Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Quality of Place. We are asking members to attend these input sessions to let us know what issues are important to your business, obstacles that need to be overcome, or policies that could enhance the regional economy.

Business Climate and Economic Competitiveness - Monday, August 15, 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Support policies that improve and enhance the overall business climate of the Quad Cities region.
  • Advocate for policies and collaborations that foster and economic competitiveness for and within our region.
  • Oppose unnecessary and undue regulations. 
  • Support tax policies that are fair, simple and not overly-burdensome to our members.
  • Advocate for professional, efficient and effective local governments.

Education & Workforce Readiness - Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Support policies that will directly impact the availability and quality of skilled workers in our region.
  • Advocate for data-driven education policies and practices that ensure high school graduates are college and career ready.
  • Advocate for data-driven policies and practices that ensure early success in school.
  • Support innovative policies and practices that make it easier for Quad Cities residents to achieve certificates, degrees and career credentials in order to make our region more attractive for business attraction and retention.

Transportation & Infrastructure - Tuesday, August 16, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Support policy initiatives that will maintain, improve and enhance our multi-modal transportation network (road, rail, water, air) throughout the Quad Cities region.
  • Support new, long-term, sustainable revenue sources for infrastructure maintenance and improvement at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Support policies and efforts that would facilitate and enhance broadband connectivity within our urban region.

Quality of Place - Friday, August 19, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Support and engage in long-term visioning/planning related to enhancing and improving our world-class riverfronts.
  • Support and engage in long-term visioning/planning related to creating and maintaining attractive and vibrant downtowns.
  • Advocate for policies and mechanisms that will support and sustain key cultural institutions and amenities. 
  • Back quality of life initiatives in the Regional Vision that support workforce attraction and retention.

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