On December 5th, MEDCO partnered with Professional Developers of Iowa to present a legislative forum previewing the upcoming 2020 session. This is second year that MEDCO has partnered with PDI to host an eastern Iowa forum. Senator Liz Mathis and Representative Ashley Hinson were Marion’s delegation that participated.
During the forum, MEDCO President Nick Glew and PDI Lobbyist Craig Patterson shared the PDI Legislative Agenda, which represents the shared interest on more than 300 economic development professionals across the state of Iowa. In 2020, priority issues include:
- Workforce retention and recruitment
- Water quality
- Economic Development Tools
- Small Business Resources
- Tax Increment Financing
- Workforce Housing
- Workforce Training
- Brownfield & Grayfield
- Enhance Iowa / Iowa Great Places
- School Funding
- Broadband Expansion
The complete PDI Legislative Agenda can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
Additionally, on December 17th the MEDCO Board of Directors voted to support both the PDI and the Regional Public Policy Agenda of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.