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Engaging Young Professional in the Community...It’s Easy!

Economic Alliance | Sep 26, 2022

​Getting your young professional employees involved in the community is a key retention tool for the Cedar Rapids metro area. Im… Read More

Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Department of Health and Human Services Announce Another Round of Funding for Child Care Business Incentive Grants

Economic Alliance | Sep 26, 2022

The Economic Alliance team hears regularly from our members about their workforce challenges, and that includes access to child … Read More

Squeeze in Summer Fun Before Fall Officially Arrives

Economic Alliance | Sep 15, 2022

According to the calendar, it’s still officially summer. So, before you put pumpkins on the porch or hang skeletons in your yard… Read More

Big Little City for Your Housing Investment

Economic Alliance | Sep 14, 2022

​Moving to a new city is a life changing decision. Whether it’s for a new career opportunity or to move closer to family, invest… Read More

The Story Behind the Story: Next Nature Mural

Economic Alliance | Sep 07, 2022

​In late August local artist and owner of the Underground Art Studio, Scott Takes finished Next Nature, a dual mural that now ad… Read More

Welcoming refugees essential to Iowa’s economic future

Economic Alliance | Aug 30, 2022

Though it’s a long drive on I-80 between Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs, our regional economies face many of the same challenge… Read More

Upcoming Regional Candidate Forum Series Provides Access for Members

Economic Alliance | Aug 25, 2022

​November 8 marks another Election Day when voters get to weigh in on the issues that matter most. The Cedar Rapids Metro Econom… Read More

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Sammy Petersen

Economic Alliance | Aug 25, 2022

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to Gr… Read More

Riverside Celebrates 16 Years

Economic Alliance | Aug 25, 2022

In today’s work culture, community engagement has been an integral part of many company missions. Employers often encourage thei… Read More

Ignite ICR Wraps For 2022 With Glowing Reviews & Great Connections

Economic Alliance | Aug 23, 2022

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group’s joint young professionals initiative, Ignite ICR… Read More

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