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Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session: What We Know, What We’re Hearing and What We’re Anticipating

Sep 25, 2019

As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically p… Read More

​Apply Now to be Featured in 2020 Business Support Program Lineup

Sep 25, 2019

You’re an expert in your field and our members could benefit from your expertise! If you’d like to share your knowledge and get … Read More

​Speed Networking Returns in October to Make More Connections

Sep 25, 2019

Speed Networking is back October 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Economic Alliance. Those new to their roles, nonprofit em… Read More

First Three Months of Cedar Rapids City Bike Share Sees 8,700 Rides

Sep 18, 2019

In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 b… Read More

Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is a Big Deal for Iowa

Sep 12, 2019

​The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Con… Read More

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

Sep 11, 2019

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our … Read More

New Mural in Greene Square Pays Homage to the American Discovery Trail

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

​Did you know that Cedar Rapids is part of a 6,800+ mile trail that spans across the country? It’s called the American Discovery… Read More

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance is Working On

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

​Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers’ and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 establ… Read More

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuart… Read More

Announcing the 2019 BRAVO Award Recipients

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is … Read More

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