Chamber group sets legislative priorities
Found this on the DM Register site, and though it was interesting. Obviously Davenport One is part of the Chamber Alliance.
Iowa’s economic development leaders said today they want the Legislature next year to re-establish a community investment program like Vision Iowa, develop a plan for recruiting, retaining and retraining workers, and allow cities to use eminent domain powers in urban renewal areas.Also on the Iowa Chamber Alliance 2007 agenda are perennial issues like equalizing property taxes among residential and commercial and industrial properties and restructuring the funding formula for road improvements. Expanded tax credits for historic preservation, affordable health-care options for small businesses and investment in renewable fuels also are on the chambers’ priority list.Not among the recommendations that the alliance outlined today at the Capitol: raising the minimum wage in Iowa. The reason, said Bob Mundt, the Alliance chairman and chief executive of the Council Bluffs chamber, is that the group hasn’t had an opportunity to fully determine what the impact will be on businesses.