Business Retention and Expansion Projects Represent Significant Growth Opportunities

Aug 03, 2018

​Existing businesses can represent some of the largest growth opportunities. Statistically, 80 percent of a community’s growth c… Read More

Building Our 2019 Public Policy Priorities

Jul 26, 2018

Certain times of the year our public policy advocacy efforts are publicly front and center. Other times, the work is being done … Read More

Federal Funding Awarded for Cedar Rapids Flood Control

Jul 26, 2018

Following years of hard work and perseverance, the City of Cedar Rapids received word they will receive $117 million in Federal … Read More

Market After Dark Entertainment Update

Jul 24, 2018

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe,… Read More

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

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