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Clarissa Koch

November 7, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Cat Cantrill

In a captivating journey through the heart of 319, Cat Cantrill's guide to the perfect holiday engagement unfolds amidst the allure of local establishments. The adventure begi...

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Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance in Cedar Rapids

October 31, 2023 | Membership

There Are Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance

Ask Kevin Platz, CEO of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS about the value of being a Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance member, and he’ll share a long list. ...

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October 26, 2023 | Community Development

Navigating Growth: The MedQ’s Journey of Community-Centric Service

Positioned as a dynamic hub where healthcare and community life intertwine, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District (MedQ) stands as a vibrant ecosystem within the Cedar Rapi...

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October 25, 2023 | Business Support, Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Jamie Siefken

Jamie's weekend in Cedar Rapids with the family is all about embracing the local scene. They kick off with dinner and a movie on Friday, followed by a nightcap. Saturday inclu...

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October 24, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy

Voter Guide: Also on the Ballot

Voters that reside in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will be asked on their ballots whether to support a General Obligation Bond for Cedar Rapids schools. Under ...

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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance on Banks of Cedar River

October 17, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

Unlocking Success: How Joining the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Can Help Your Business

Are you ready to take your business to new heights and unlock its full potential for growth? Look no further than the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance! We are thrilled to ...

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2023 Voter Guide

October 16, 2023 | Public Policy

Special Public Policy Update: 2023 Voter Resource Guide

Election 2023 is upon us, and once again the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has made it easy for our members to get to the polls and VOTE! With our 2023 Voter Resources ...

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MedQ Blog Feature

October 9, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce, Uncategorized

Beautification and Safety are Priorities for Cedar Rapids’ MedQuarter: A Vision of Excellence

In Cedar Rapids, an exciting transformation has been happening where both aesthetics and safety are being improved to create a welcoming community environment. The MedQuarter ...

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Public Policy Update

September 19, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Regional Business Community Calls for More Representation on State Boards and Commissions

The Economic Alliance, along with our partners at the Iowa City Area Business Partnership, support the efforts of the Boards and Commissions Review Committee to make our state...

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September 14, 2023 | Business Support, Community Development

“THINGS ARE ‘FALLING’ IN PLACE”-OUR GUIDE OF FALL TO DO’S IN THE 319

Fall is in the air with cooler temps and smells of pumpkin lattes! The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is offering a fall guide of our favorite things to do in this area ...

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New Leader Manufacturing, Weld Apprenticeship Program

September 7, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories, Uncategorized

Creating Pathways to Success

In an inspiring move to address the workforce gap and promote the skilled trades, New Leader Manufacturing (NLM) has launched an innovative Youth Registered Weld Apprenticeshi...

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Affordable Housing in Iowa

September 1, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce

Rooted in Community: Affordable Housing in Iowa

In today's competitive market for workforce , the demand for affordable housing has never been more critical. It is not just a matter of providing shelter; it's about empoweri...

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Trees Forever

August 31, 2023 | Live Here

Storm Devastation Draws Talent to Help Regrow & ReLeaf

“Ultimately, Cedar Rapids was where I felt I needed to be. I visited before the Derecho and after the Derecho, and seeing all the devastation following that disaster, it mad...

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August 30, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cranes in the Sky – A Bird’s Eye View of Local Economic Development

Projects continue to make progress in the Cedar Rapids Metro, and those project sites are dotted with cranes in the sky. Those large pieces of machinery may temporarily block ...

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Hailey Feature Image

August 9, 2023 | Live Here

Hailey’s Journey Back to Cedar Rapids

Have you ever felt that tug in your heart, calling you back to where you belong? Well, that's precisely what happened to Hailey Held, employee at the local Raygun. After a thr...

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