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Closely Monitoring Tumultuous Cedar Rapids MSA Labor Force metrics

Labor force is the estimated number of people living in our region who are either working or actively looking for work. Logically then we split labor force into employed and unemployed people and calculate the unemployment rate by dividing the number of u…
Labor force is the estimated number of people living in our region who are either working or actively looking for work. Logically then we split labor force into employed and unem……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/01/closely-monitoring-tumultuous-cedar-rapids-msa-labor-force-metrics

ICR Future Thanks Teachers

​The ICR future coalition launched a social media campaign to “show the love” to school staff throughout the region during the month of February.
The ICR future coalition launched a social media campaign to “show the love” to school staff throughout the region during the month of February. Educators, administrators and sta……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/icr-future-thanks-teachers

Welcoming Urban Dreams to Cedar Rapids

​Inclusive ICR, the regional coalition with a mission of working together to grow diversity and inclusion in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) workforce, met recently to learn about how Urban Dreams’ plans to address employer needs for filling lower to mid…
Inclusive ICR, the regional coalition with a mission of working together to grow diversity and inclusion in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) workforce, met recently to learn abou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/welcoming-urban-dreams-cedar-rapids

Child Care Issues and Solutions

​The Women’s Recession; sometimes referred to as the “Shecession” is real. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), 2.3 million women have left the labor force since the start of the pandemic, bringing the women’s labor force down to a 33 year…
The Women’s Recession; sometimes referred to as the “Shecession” is real. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), 2.3 million women have left the labor force since th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/child-care-issues-and-solutions

Good News in Uncertain Times - 2020 Existing Industry Update

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance uses the Existing Industry Survey to get an annual update on the pulse of interstate commerce companies in the Cedar Rapids metro area, including Benton, Linn and Jones counties. By partnering with local business …
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance uses the Existing Industry Survey to get an annual update on the pulse of interstate commerce companies in the Cedar Rapids metro area, i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/good-news-uncertain-times-2020-existing-industry-update

Economic Alliance Assists in Expansions of New & Existing Business

​ColorCoat, Inc. and Sadler Power Train are just two recent projects the Economic Alliance’s Economic Development team has had the opportunity to support with site data, property connections and, in some cases, application assistance for city and state in…
ColorCoat, Inc. and Sadler Power Train are just two recent projects the Economic Alliance’s Economic Development team has had the opportunity to support with site data, property c……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/economic-alliance-assists-expansions-new-existing-business

Ignite ICR Returns for 2021 with Hybrid Intern Opportunities

​For a third year, Ignite ICR (Iowa City - Cedar Rapids) returns to offer interns the opportunity to experience the communities in which they are working as well as gain valuable professional and networking experiences. This year, the program will hold th…
For a third year, Ignite ICR (Iowa City - Cedar Rapids) returns to offer interns the opportunity to experience the communities in which they are working as well as gain valuable p……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/ignite-icr-returns-2021-hybrid-intern-opportunities

Analysis on Iowa's Population Growth

​The recent 2020 Census figures show Iowa’s population at 3,190,369, having grown 4.7% over the last decade. At first glance this seems like a reasonable rate of growth for our state. In fact, when looking at all the states’ rate of growth from 2010 to 20…
The recent 2020 Census figures show Iowa’s population at 3,190,369, having grown 4.7% over the last decade. At first glance this seems like a reasonable rate of growth for our st……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/06/analysis-iowas-population-growth

Continuous Improvement on Quality of Life - Local Option Sales Tax Renewal

​Last month the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance hosted Linn County supervisors and area mayors as they announced their support for the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax through 2034. Voters will decide on Election Day – November 2, 2021 – i…
Last month the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance hosted Linn County supervisors and area mayors as they announced their support for the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/06/continuous-improvement-quality-life-local-option-sales-tax-renewal

A Solution to the Workforce Shortage

​Iowa’s workforce challenges remain a top concern for Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance members in the aftermath of 2020. The need to grow, retain, and attract a skilled workforce is clear and is at the center of the work we do on behalf of our members…
Iowa’s workforce challenges remain a top concern for Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance members in the aftermath of 2020. The need to grow, retain, and attract a skilled workfor……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/solution-workforce-shortage

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