The Technology Association of Iowa released Wednesday the following legislative priorities for 2022:
  • Connectivity: Facilitate high-performance internet connectivity using the best available technologies for all Iowans.
  • Education access: Support programs, such as Future Ready Iowa, that connect Iowans to the training and education required for good-paying jobs and careers to improve people’s lives.
  • IEDA funding: The Iowa Economic Development Authority instills growth and success of Iowa businesses and communities through various forms of funding, including Innovation and Angel Investor tax credits.
  • Emerging technologies: Support the investment, development, implementation and utilization of emerging technologies in Iowa.
“The Iowa technology industry is eager to prioritize smart cybersecurity and privacy in the 2022 Iowa legislative session, along with our continued efforts for talent development, inclusion, and supporting innovation,” Brian Waller, president of the Technology Association of Iowa, said in a release. The association will also host a Legislative Launch event on Feb. 16, and will cover technology-focused legislation on the Iowa Tech Policy Podcast. Register for the Business Record’s upcoming 2022 Legislative Forecast event.