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Economic Alliance Annual Report for 2019

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our fo… Read More

Youth Exercise Their Way into the End Zone and a Healthier Lifestyle with Iowa BIG Project with Cedar Rapids River Kings

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

​Iowa BIG is a partnership with area school districts that connects high school students with businesses to provide an experienc… Read More

Fair Chance Hiring Strategies: One Way to Address Workforce Availability Shortages

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

​Workforce shortages are a top concern for area employers. Fair chance hiring is one way to innovatively address issues with wor… Read More

MedQuarter Receives Final Child Care Center Feasibility Study, Weighs Possible Next Steps

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

​After conducting the first two phases of the three-phase child care center feasibility study, Mills Consulting Group of Framing… Read More

Make 2020 the Year Your Retail Business Goes Online

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

The internet has transformed the way we all shop: from our couches, with price transparency, and with easy delivery and returns.… Read More

ICR IOWA: New Lifestyle Materials Available for Recruiters

Economic Alliance | Feb 17, 2020

Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion … Read More

January 31 Public Policy Update: Child Care Issues are Front and Center

Jan 31, 2020

After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and sub… Read More

Czech Village/New Bohemia District Priorities for 2020

Jan 30, 2020

Recently the Czech Village/New Bohemia Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) Commissioners determined priorities… Read More

Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Jan 30, 2020

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key r… Read More

Downtown Building to be Illuminated with New Video Projector Installation

Jan 30, 2020

​Recent years have proven illuminating for Downtown Cedar Rapids. An installation lighting up the Armstrong Center will soon joi… Read More

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