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ConnectCR Achieves Funding, Moves Forward in Planning Stages

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​ConnectCR announced it surpassed a $7 million private fundraising effort in just 19 months. The project will combine the privat… Read More

Beautification in All Districts for a Clean and Inviting Cedar Rapids

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​Summer is here, and we’re all anxious to get outside and take it in! From taking a spin on a Veo e-bike or e-scooter to checkin… Read More

Drive-Thru Downtown Farmers Market Format Extended to Remainder of Season

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will be a drive-thru format for the remainder… Read More

Congress Must Act to Permanently Protect Dreamers

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​On June 18, the Supreme Court struck down the Trump Administration’s attempt to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival… Read More
Category: Public Policy
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Unprecedented Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

After what was a coronavirus-interrupted session that lasted well beyond a normal session, the Iowa legislature brought a close … Read More
Category: Public Policy
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Lets Champion and Protect Local Businesses and Arts & Cultural Amenities!

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​A new initiative to champion a local-first mindset - Rally C.A.P. (Champion and Protect) launched last month encouraging the co… Read More

MedQuarter Aims to Become First 'COVID-Conscious' District in the Country

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District has joined forces with Mask of Wellness to encourage businesses in the District to fol… Read More

Welcoming Week in Cedar Rapids September 11-20

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

​Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Making sure that our economy … Read More

Trade Agreement Goes into Effect July 1

Economic Alliance | Jun 22, 2020

​In late April, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the new US-Mexico-Canada (USM… Read More
Category: Public Policy
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Downtown Gets a Boost from Groups Eager to Create a Welcoming and Clean Environment

Economic Alliance | Jun 22, 2020

​Two programs this summer will work to make Downtown Cedar Rapids a safe, welcoming, and clean environment for residents and vis… Read More

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