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Clarissa Koch

Julie Stow Boomerang

August 1, 2023 | Live Here

Love at First Sight Turns Into a Long Term Commitment to Community

When Julie Stow first came to Cedar Rapids 25 years ago, she was reluctant. She was a native Californian living in Santa Barbara staring at the ocean. She was working at Nords...

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MedQuarter Regional Medical District

June 29, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce

Discover the MedQuarter Regional Medical District: A Hub of Health Care Excellence

MedQ Aerial Courtesy Amperage Nestled in the heart of Cedar Rapids lies a vibrant and innovative community dedicated to health care, convenience and quality of life. The MedQu...

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Public Policy Update

June 16, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Regional Business Leaders Return to DC to Advocate

Federal Policy Update It’s been nearly a decade and a half since the regional business community traveled together to DC to speak to elected officials on Capitol Hill. Altho...

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First & First West

May 22, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories

1st & 1st West Project: Enhancing Our Community

A new skyline is beginning to take shape on the west side of the river in downtown Cedar Rapids. What was once a bare piece of land will soon blossom into a must-see attractio...

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Public Policy Update

April 7, 2023 | Public Policy

Priorities That Survived the Funnel and What Comes Next

State Policy Update March 31 was the deadline for the 2nd funnel deadline of the 2023 legislation session, further narrowing the legislation still eligible to become law ...

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Cedar Ridge

March 10, 2023 | Buy 319, Membership

One Change Equates to a Big Difference – Supporting 319 Fills Cedar Ridge’s Cup

When opportunities arose to take their products international, Jamie Siefken, General Manager and Executive VP at Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, knew staying true to their...

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Midwest Metal Products

March 10, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Uncategorized

Manufacturing 4.0 Applications Are Open

Manufacturing 4.0 grant applications opened for 2023 on March 1. These grants provide opportunities that encourage innovation through funding businesses and organizations that...

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The Gazette

February 13, 2023 | Business Support, Downtown Cedar Rapids, Member Stories, Membership

Gazette celebrates 140 years of community support

As community leaders, you most likely know some of the Gazette journalists who ask hard questions about key issues. Perhaps about your business. They live and work here and wa...

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Young Professionals Meeting with Computers

February 1, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

Collins Aerospace Gets Creative With Talent Recruitment

Workforce issues touch every industry from health care to retail to manufacturing. Companies get creative with recruiting through social media efforts, job site visits, and jo...

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Public Policy Update

January 27, 2023 | Public Policy

Action Packed Start to the 2023 Legislative Session

Week three of the 2023 Iowa legislative session saw plenty of action. The first part of the week was dominated by the Governor’s school choice legislation that will allow lo...

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January 25, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

Cedar Rapids Public Library Welcomes International Community with Online Service

According to the latest census data, nearly 7% of the population in Cedar Rapids was born outside of the United States. They help fill our workforce shortage and fuel our econ...

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