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Impacts of The Eastern Iowa Airport as a Regional Economic Asset

Jul 10, 2018

​Air service is a critical regional economic development asset. Airport Director Marty Lenss emphasized this fact last month dur… Read More

New Campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, Launches on Social Media

Jun 28, 2018

​A recently launched social media campaign for Downtown Cedar Rapids is quickly garnering attention. The campaign, Downtown Ceda… Read More

Important Information on State Tax Changes

Jun 28, 2018

​While the legislature adjourned for the year in early May, July 1 marks the day most new state laws go into effect. The Economi… Read More

Iowa Can't Afford a Long-Term and Costly Trade War

Jun 28, 2018

Talk of impending tariffs, trade agreements and trade wars have been a part of the nation’s dialogue since President Trump took … Read More

The Strategy of Attracting Employers and High-Quality Jobs for the Region

Jun 15, 2018

ICR IOWA, the new regional workforce and business attraction organization launched by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance a… Read More

Czech Village/New Bohemia Plans for Next Chapter of the District

Jun 11, 2018

A commission composed of property owners in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District are focusing efforts on a few key priorities.… Read More

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

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