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Iowa BIG Students Work on Innovative Projects with Economic Alliance Members

​Some days Iowa BIG students may be at a museum collaborating on an exhibit involving robots. Other days, they may be creating innovative opportunities to streamline efficiency for nurses and patients at a local hospital. Still others may find them using …
Some days Iowa BIG students may be at a museum collaborating on an exhibit involving robots. Other days, they may be creating innovative opportunities to streamline efficiency ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/iowa-big-students-work-innovative-projects-economic-alliance-members

ICR Future: Critical Need for High School Internships in ICR

​Availability of workforce is a top concern for our region’s employers. Building a strong talent pipeline is an important tactic in building ICR Iowa’s workforce pool. ICR Future and Kirkwood Community College’s Workplace Learning Connection are focused o…
Availability of workforce is a top concern for our region’s employers. Building a strong talent pipeline is an important tactic in building ICR Iowa’s workforce pool. ICR Futur……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/icr-future-critical-need-high-school-internships-icr

Welcoming New Innovation Council and Policy Board Members

​As the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance works to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and help businesses succeed, we certainly do not complete this mission alone. In fact, we do so with the guidance and influence of many member…
As the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance works to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and help businesses succeed, we certainly do not complete this miss……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/welcoming-new-innovation-council-and-policy-board-members

ICR IOWA: New Lifestyle Materials Available for Recruiters

Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live.
Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live. A perce……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/icr-iowa-new-lifestyle-materials-available-recruiters

Fair Chance Hiring Strategies: One Way to Address Workforce Availability Shortages

​Workforce shortages are a top concern for area employers. Fair chance hiring is one way to innovatively address issues with workforce availability. Fair chance hiring policies ensure a prospective candidate with a record (like arrest, probation, or in…
Workforce shortages are a top concern for area employers. Fair chance hiring is one way to innovatively address issues with workforce availability. Fair chance hiring po……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/fair-chance-hiring-strategies-one-way-address-workforce-availability-shortages

Youth Exercise Their Way into the End Zone and a Healthier Lifestyle with Iowa BIG Project with Cedar Rapids River Kings

​Iowa BIG is a partnership with area school districts that connects high school students with businesses to provide an experience-based learning environment. The business community plays an important role in Iowa BIG’s success by creating projects for stu…
Iowa BIG is a partnership with area school districts that connects high school students with businesses to provide an experience-based learning environment. The business community……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/youth-exercise-their-way-end-zone-and-healthier-lifestyle-iowa-big-project-cedar-rapids-river-kings

Economic Alliance Annual Report for 2019

In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community Development, Economic Development and Public Policy. Each focus included strate…
In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community De……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/economic-alliance-annual-report-2019

Construction Dive's 'mini megacities' to Watch: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From medical marijuana manufacturing to flood protection and infrastructure upgades, a range of diverse projects is fueling a massive uptick in construction activity in and around Iowa's second-largest city. In recent years, 125 projects valued at $1 m…
From medical marijuana manufacturing to flood protection and infrastructure upgades, a range of diverse projects is fueling a massive uptick in construction activity in and around……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/construction-dives-mini-megacities-watch-cedar-rapids-iowa

Trending Up: Employers Investing More in Employee Development

​The Economic Alliance analyzes data received from the business community through surveys conducted during in-person meetings each year to measure the climate of our business community and to monitor and report on business trends. One trend we’re seeing i…
The Economic Alliance analyzes data received from the business community through surveys conducted during in-person meetings each year to measure the climate of our business comm……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/trending-employers-investing-more-employee-development

Leadership for Five Seasons Adult Application For the Class of 2021 Opens April 1

Looking to deepen your knowledge of the community, get more involved, meet people who are looking to sharpen their leadership skills? From April 1 through April 30, Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) will accept applications for the LFS Adult Class of 2021…
Looking to deepen your knowledge of the community, get more involved, meet people who are looking to sharpen their leadership skills? From April 1 through April 30, Leadership fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/leadership-five-seasons-adult-application-class-2021-opens-april-1

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