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A Look Back at the 2018 Iowa Legislative session

May 11, 2018

The Iowa Legislature hammered the gavel for the final time on May 5, bringing an end to the 87th General Assembly. Depending on … Read More

Economic Alliance Announces New Hire and Team Changes to Further Economic Growth Strategy

May 08, 2018

Economic Alliance Names Corbett as Business Retention & Expansion Strategist & Toledo as Services Manager Read More

Van Meter Plans to Expand Cedar Rapids Operation

May 07, 2018

​Continued growth and entry into new markets is prompting Van Meter Inc. to propose a $4.2M expansion to the west side of its Ce… Read More

World Class Industries Inc. Announces Proposed Expansion Project in Hiawatha

Apr 18, 2018

World Class Industries, Inc., a global supply chain integration specialist, announces a proposal for an $8M business expansion d… Read More

Future Ready Iowa Act Becomes Law

Apr 03, 2018

​Governor Reynolds signed her signature workforce legislation on Tuesday, April 3. The Future Ready Iowa Act, also one of the Ec… Read More

Economic Alliance and Downtown SSMID Announce Executive Director

Mar 27, 2018

Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and … Read More

Timberline Manufacturing Awarded State Incentive for New Facility

Mar 23, 2018

Timberline Manufacturing, a Marion based contract manufacturer of electrical sub-assemblies, was awarded state tax incentives to… Read More

Public Policy Update - Future Ready Iowa Act on the Way to Become Law

Mar 23, 2018

The Future Ready Iowa Act (HF2458) is on its way to become law after both the House and Senate unanimously passed it. The Econom… Read More

Partnership with Kirkwood Community College Offers Members Discount on Professional Development Programs

Mar 12, 2018

​We're committed to providing members of all sizes and investment levels with high-quality programming connecting them to availa… Read More

Public Policy Update - State Tax Reform

Feb 23, 2018

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans in the Iowa legislature introduced their version of tax reform. You may recall that Governor Re… Read More

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