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Celebrating Ten Years Since the Double LFS Class of 2009

​After the most devastating natural disaster in Cedar Rapids history, there was a heightened need to infuse the community with leaders that would help in ushering in a chapter of recovery. Leadership for Five Seasons was ready to be a vehicle to supply co…
After the most devastating natural disaster in Cedar Rapids history, there was a heightened need to infuse the community with leaders that would help in ushering in a chapter of r……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/celebrating-ten-years-double-lfs-class-2009

Engage With the Future Workforce and Explore Innovative Solutions for Your Business With Iowa BIG

Iowa BIG connects high school students and businesses to create a real-world learning experience for students that develops their agency, efficacy and passions. Businesses and nonprofits engage with students directly, helping mold the future workforce, as…
Iowa BIG connects high school students and businesses to create a real-world learning experience for students that develops their agency, efficacy and passions. Businesses and non……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/engage-future-workforce-and-explore-innovative-solutions-your-business-iowa-big

Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program Increases Potential Workforce Retention

The Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program identifies and selects 40 Cedar Rapids metro area high school students that demonstrate leadership qualities and have a passion for their community. Eight days of in-depth programming acquaints students with c…
The Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program identifies and selects 40 Cedar Rapids metro area high school students that demonstrate leadership qualities and have a passion for t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/leadership-five-seasons-youth-program-increases-potential-workforce-retention

Surviving & Thriving in an e-Commerce World

Engaging with small and locally-owned businesses to help them succeed is part of the Economic Alliance’s Business Support core function. In today’s age of technology and immediate gratification purchases, part of helping businesses succeed is providing re…
Supporting local businesses + the convenience of online shopping = Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live Engaging with small and locally-owned businesses to help them succeed is part……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/surviving-thriving-e-commerce-world

Constructing Our Future with Billions in Schools, Infrastructure and Water Improvements

The decade spanning from 2010-2020 has seen much of the Cedar Rapids metro area engrossed in flood recovery. National discussion around infrastructure continues as roads, bridges, railways, locks and dams, airports, and sewer and water systems degrade wit…
The decade spanning from 2010-2020 has seen much of the Cedar Rapids metro area engrossed in flood recovery. National discussion around infrastructure continues as roads, bridges,……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/constructing-our-future-billions-schools-infrastructure-and-water-improvements

Summer Passport Program Kicks Off, Encouraging Local Shopping Downtown

Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance launched a buy local initiative to enc…
Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette an……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/summer-passport-program-kicks-encouraging-local-shopping-downtown

Economic Alliance Progress in 2019 & Work Yet to Come

Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the year provides our team at the Economic Alliance the perfect opportunity to re…
Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the y……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/economic-alliance-progress-2019-work-yet-come

How Will Your Business Prepare for Small Business Saturday? Apply to be Part of Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here!

We’re still in the throes of the dog days of summer, but the holiday shopping season will be here before you know it! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30. How will your business promote your products or services for this big shopping day?
We’re still in the throes of the dog days of summer, but the holiday shopping season will be here before you know it! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30. How will……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/how-will-your-business-prepare-small-business-saturday-apply-be-part-buy-here-give-here-grow-here

Full Schedule of Fall Business Support Programming Opportunities

​Did you know the Economic Alliance offers FREE business support programs to members? If not, where have you been? Regardless, we’re glad you’re here now and can read more below to learn of all the robust late summer and fall opportunities ahead. All prog…
Did you know the Economic Alliance offers FREE business support programs to members? If not, where have you been? Regardless, we’re glad you’re here now and can read more below to……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/full-schedule-fall-business-support-programming-opportunities

Announcing the 2019 BRAVO Award Recipients

The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back! The event will take place on Thursday, November 14 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott (1200 Collins Rd NE). Doors will open at …
The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is back! The event will take place on Thursday, N……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/announcing-2019-bravo-award-recipients

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