Public Policy

TAI serves as the voice advocating for a technology-based, pro-growth, business-focused agenda. TAI is the leader in advocacy for technology-based companies and emerging technologies in Iowa.

TAI influences legislation and policies at the federal, state and local levels to impact the growth and sustainability of Iowa’s technology industry. TAI educates and informs policymakers on issues and challenges that are important to Iowa’s technology sectors.

TAI’s 2020 legislative initiatives are to:
  • Advance policies that attract human and financial capital to Iowa.
  • Elevate Iowa (rural and urban) as the premier state for technology workforce.
  • Promote policies that foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Ensure Iowa’s K-12 technology curriculum is the best in the nation.
TAI’s 2020 legislative priorities are:
  • The Iowan Project, powered by TAI and community partners, focuses on recruiting former Iowans living outside the state back to Iowa.
  • The Iowa Economic Development Authority provides various forms of funding to Iowa businesses, communities and individuals to instill growth and success within the state.
  • Empower Rural Iowa focuses on growing Iowa’s rural communities with increased broadband and improving affordable housing options. Future Ready Iowa connects Iowans to the training and education required for good paying jobs and careers to improve people’s lives.
  • Promote availability and equity of IEDA Tax Credits. The Innovation Fund Tax Credit empowers Iowa businesses with venture capital investments; Angel Investor Tax Credits increases the availability and accessibility of venture capital for Iowa startup companies.

How to get involved

Interest Form

Public Policy Committee

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining the Technology Association of Iowa’s Public Policy Committee. The Committee supports TAI in its efforts to influence legislation and policies at the state level to impact the growth and sustainability of Iowa’s technology industry and to educate and inform policymakers on issues and challenges that are important to Iowa’s technology sectors.

Participation in TAI committees is exclusively reserved for individuals employed by TAI member organizations. Not a member? Join now.

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Interest Form

Join A TAI Roundtable

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining one of Technology Association of Iowa’s Roundtables.

Participation in the CIO, CISO or CEO Roundtables is exclusively reserved for technology executives of TAI member organizations with these (or comparable) job titles. All other TAI Roundtables is exclusively reserved for individuals employed by TAI member organizations. Not a member? Join now.

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