IEDA’s Durham headlines chamber legislative series 

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2022 Legislative Event Series on Thursday, March 17, with guest speaker Debi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority.

Ms. Durham will discuss the economic climate and trends in Iowa as well as the state’s efforts to attract and retain workers to fill the state’s talent pipeline. 

The event will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport. The event is free for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required to attend. 

Later in the month, area transportation leaders will discuss the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and its impact on the Quad Cities. The event will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the TaxSlayer Center, Moline. 

The speakers will be: Jeff Nelson, general manager of MetroLINK and the current chair of the American Public Transportation Association; and Ben Leischner, the Quad Cities International Airport’s executive director. The local experts will share insights on transportation and infrastructure plans and projects in the Quad Cities region. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, will provide a virtual message during the event. 

The Transportation & Infrastructure Legislative Event is free for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Register here.  

The chamber will wrap up its 2022 series with two additional sessions on Friday, April 8 and April 22.

The Legislative Event sponsors are: AM General, Arconic, Constellation, Iowa Solar and Stanley Consultants. Location sponsors are: Figge Art Museum and TaxSlayer Center. 

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