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Learn How to Bid on Federal Flood Protection Projects

Upcoming workshops led by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) will offer valuable education and know-how to local construction, contractors and building trades interested in playing…
Upcoming workshops led by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (Iowa State CIRAS) will offer valuable education a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/12/learn-how-bid-federal-flood-protection-projects

Economic Development Tax Credits Give Iowa a Competitive Edge

​State tax credits are important to economic development in our communities. In the last few years, tax credits have been awarded to area companies such as Amana Millwright Hotel, Collins Aerospace, CRST, Crystal Group, Diamond V, Freund Vector Corporatio…
State tax credits are important to economic development in our communities. In the last few years, tax credits have been awarded to area companies such as Amana Millwright Hotel, ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/01/economic-development-tax-credits-give-iowa-competitive-edge

Iowa Compact on Immigration Launches to Promote Immigration Reform

On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigration, a set of principles outlining the need for smart immigration policies at th…
On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigratio……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/iowa-compact-immigration-launches-promote-immigration-reform

Post-funnel week bills we support, are against, or are monitoring

The first funnel week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session ended on Friday, March 15. The first funnel week ends with the deadline for when bills are required to pass at least one chamber’s committee to remain eligible for action this session. If a bill f…
The first funnel week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session ended on Friday, March 15. The first funnel week ends with the deadline for when bills are required to pass at least one……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/post-funnel-week-bills-we-support-are-against-or-are-monitoring

Let's Get an Accurate Count in 2020

The census gathers so much more than just population figures. The next census will take place in 2020, and it’s in all our best interests to get an accurate count of ICR communities. Our count impacts things like federal funding, resource distribution, bu…
The census gathers so much more than just population figures. The next census will take place in 2020, and it’s in all our best interests to get an accurate count of ICR communiti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/lets-get-accurate-count-2020

Ignite ICR: Regional Internship Programming Introduces Interns to ICR IOWA

Summer is officially underway, and interns from across the country are calling Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) home during their summer internships. Workforce is the top concern for area businesses, we hear it all the time. The influx of college interns pres…
Summer is officially underway, and interns from across the country are calling Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) home during their summer internships. Workforce is the top concern for……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/ignite-icr-regional-internshgip-programming-introduces-interns-icr-iowa

Regional Business Attraction Team Targets Key Site Location Decision Makers in Upcoming Campaign

Business attraction work centers around helping companies that do not currently have a location in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR), locate here. It is a foundational component of the work of ICR IOWA, the regional business and workforce attraction entity.
Business attraction work centers around helping companies that do not currently have a location in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR), locate here. It is a foundational component of the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/regional-business-attraction-team-targets-key-site-location-decision-makers-upcoming-campaign

Laborshed Study Shows We Are Moving in the Right Direction

​We know that workforce availability is a top concern for area employers. Every few years, Iowa Workforce Development completes a Laborshed Study for our region. The latest ICR Laborshed study shows we are moving in the right direction, but there is still…
We know that workforce availability is a top concern for area employers. Every few years, Iowa Workforce Development completes a Laborshed Study for our region. The latest ICR Lab……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/laborshed-study-shows-we-are-moving-right-direction

Child Care Solutions Can Lead to Greater Workforce Availability

How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is no silver bullet to solving this, coming at the issue from many angles can l…
How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is n……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/child-care-solutions-can-lead-greater-workforce-availability

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

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