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Vote for job creation, favorable business climate and prosperity

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is proud to participate in the  Iowa Prosperity Project (P2) sponsored by Economic Progress for Iowa ‘s Citizens (EPIC), a not-for-profit entity founded in 1991 by a number of businesses and statewide business associations. EPIC is a non-partisan organization dedicated to research and the dissemination of data on the attitudes of Iowa ‘s citizens, legislators, and legislative candidates on matters affecting business.

Like the GCVAC, EPIC believes that Iowa and its citizens will benefit from a “pro-business” environment. The resources found on the P2 website neither endorse nor oppose any candidate for public office, rather, it is a resource to inform the electorate by publicizing issues and factual information on those issues, and to be active participants in the political process.

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With all the political messages filling the media, it can be confusing whose name will be on your local ballet.
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Election Insights is a political analysis publication of the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation’s leading businesses and trade associations.

“The importance of election at the state level cannot be emphasized enough. While most of the focus and attention revolves around the tightening presidential race and a few contests for the U.S. Senate, what happens at the state level is typically more relevant to our daily lives and the pocket book issues Americans rate as the most important issue facing the country.”  – By Michael R. Davis

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“. . . whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right.”

– Thomas Jefferson


MidAmerican Energy’s senior management and topic experts host event for business

MidAmerican Energy EMPOWER U sessions will offer  the latest, most comprehensive information you need to make informed decisions for our community and your business. Topics of discussion will include Rates, the Future Electric Generation, Energy and Budgeting/Planning Policy. The Waterloo EMPOWER U will take place Oct. 25at Hawkeye Community College — Tama Hall. It is a free event, but  an RSVP is required. Seating is limited and spaces fill quickly.  Please go to the EMPOWER U website for details and to register.

Farm Crawl to showcase on-farm energy projects.

The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership 2012
Farm Crawl is September 9th from 1 to 5 pm. Eleven
farms in the NIFFP area will be open to the public for an enjoyable
day of exploring the countryside and learning about how
our food is produced. NIFFP is partnering with the UNI CEEE
Farm Energy Working Group to showcase four of the
farms demonstrating innovative on-farm energy projects.
Hansen’s Dairy is one of the showcased farms. Other Farms
included in the crawl from this area are Friedrich’s Fresh
Foods, C’mon Back Acres, Fitkin Popcorn, Hillcrest Farms, and
Rainbow Ridge Farm (another showcased farm.) For more
information call 273-7883 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/

Be part of something greater - The Cedar Valley of Iowa

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is a regional economic community development corporation working to increase economic vitality and wealth in the Waterloo / Cedar Falls area and surrounding economic region. The Alliance & Chamber has approximately 800 members that represents over 40,000 employees