Public Policy.

The Ames Regional Economic Alliance Public Policy Program educates and engages members on key federal, state, and local political issues and initiatives. In all advocacy efforts, the Alliance remains nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates or support political action committees. Maintaining strong relationships with all federal, state, and local elected officials is a key tenet of the Ames Regional Economic Alliance, and a service we are proud to provide to our entire membership.

Public Policy Events.

The Ames Regional Economic Alliance provides a number of public policy related events throughout the year to support local, state, and federal initiatives. The season kicks off in January with our annual Legislative Kick Off Breakfast. Throughout the state session, we continue to host social and panel discussion opportunities for members to meet with state legislators. 

2024 State Legislative Priorities Document

2024 State Legislative Priorities.

The Ames Regional Economic Alliance is the leading voice for promoting economic growth policies and initiatives on behalf of the area business community including Boone County, Hamilton County, and Story County. Each year, the Ames Regional Economic Alliance crafts strategic legislative priorities to advocate for the strengthening and growth of Ames region and the State of Iowa’s economic and community development efforts.

Washington D.C. Fly-In.

Each spring, the Ames Regional Economic Alliance organizes the annual Washington D.C. Fly-In where a delegation of business and community leaders from across the Ames region travel to our nation’s capital to meet with elected officials, government department officials, and nonpartisan foreign policy experts.

Public Policy Sponsors.

Want to learn more?

Contact Greg Piklapp
Director, Economic Development Outreach & Government Relations

Or visit the Iowa State Legislature website