IBC Optimistic as 2021 Legislative Map Comes Into Focus
November 5, 2020
As statewide election results are confirmed, The Iowa Business Council is looking towards the 2021 legislative session with optimism. The nonpartisan organization is comprised of 22 members that are the chief decision makers of the state’s largest employers. It focuses on global thought leadership, research and advocacy for Iowa’s business community. Current policy initiatives are concentrated on three key areas: career ready workforce, economic climate and population and diversity.
“An election provides us the opportunity to discuss concerns that matter most to Iowans. Regardless of party affiliation, it is clear there are core topics that impact us all,” explains Executive Director Joe Murphy. “Looking forward, we have our eyes on issues that will grow and strengthen our workforce such as broadband expansion, workforce housing initiatives and expanded access to high-quality child care.”
“Additionally, we’ll continue to support creating a competitive tax climate that will grow our economy as we recover from the economic consequences associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Murphy adds. “We look forward to working with newly elected and returning policy makers to grow the Iowa economy and create opportunities for Iowans.”