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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

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

Inclusive ICR Launches First Diversity Resource Guide

Late last month, ICR IOWA announced the launch of Inclusive ICR’s new African American Resource Guide. The guide is the first in a series of online publications designed to serve as a resource for varying populations relocating or currently living in Iowa…
Late last month, ICR IOWA announced the launch of Inclusive ICR’s new African American Resource Guide. The guide is the first in a series of online publications designed to serve……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/inclusive-icr-launches-first-diversity-resource-guide

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

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance Has Been Working On

Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers' and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market hemp in Iowa. It was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 2019…
Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers' and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market h……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/hemp-iowa-what-economic-alliance-has-been-working

Free Workshop for Employers Will Cover Recruiting + Marketing Strategies for Attracting Talent to ICR

​These days, recruiting IS marketing! On August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kirkwood Regional Center (2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville) join local recruiting and marketing experts for a conversation about the challenges of recruiting. The session will …
These days, recruiting IS marketing! On August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kirkwood Regional Center (2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville) join local recruiting and marketing expert……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/free-workshop-employers-will-cover-recruiting-marketing-strategies-attracting-talent-icr

How Can Technology Lead to Creative Workforce Solutions?

​Today’s businesses are asking: How can technology help ease workforce woes? Throughout our region, our state and across the Midwest, shortages of skilled, available workforce is a critical challenge. The Economic Alliance is hosting an educational panel …
Today’s businesses are asking: How can technology help ease workforce woes? Throughout our region, our state and across the Midwest, shortages of skilled, available workforce……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/how-can-technology-lead-creative-workforce-solutions

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance is Working On

​Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers’ and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market hemp in Iowa. It was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 201…
Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers’ and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market h……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/hemp-iowa-what-economic-alliance-working

Local Labor Helps Build the Cedar Rapids Flood Control System

​On the banks of the Cedar River, permanent flood protection arises. Construction crews work on pump stations, rolling gates and walls that, once completed, will bring more peace of mind to the citizens of Cedar Rapids and a greater sense of protection fo…
On the banks of the Cedar River, permanent flood protection arises. Construction crews work on pump stations, rolling gates and walls that, once completed, will bring more ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/local-labor-helps-build-cedar-rapids-flood-control-system

ICR IOWA's Talent Hub By the Numbers

The ICR Talent Hub is a pool of professionals interested in new career opportunities in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids. Candidates are identified through targeted marketing campaigns implemented by ICR IOWA and then connected with local employers through bi-weekl…
The ICR Talent Hub is a pool of professionals interested in new career opportunities in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids. Candidates are identified through targeted marketing campaigns impl……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/icr-iowas-talent-hub-numbers

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