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Leadership for Five Seasons Class of 2021 Built and Delivered Beds for Kids in Need as Part of Their Final Project

The Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2021 completed their class project by assisting with a “build and deliver day” for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids in need and is a…
The Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2021 completed their class project by assisting with a “build and deliver day” for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/leadership-five-seasons-class-2021-built-and-delivered-beds-kids-need-part-their-final-project

Renewable Energy Considerations Impact Economic Development

​On a global level, the business debate over environmental responsibility or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is becoming readily visible on Wall Street. Recent news stories on subjects ranging from Bitcoin to Exxon, show organizations are feeli…
On a global level, the business debate over environmental responsibility or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is becoming readily visible on Wall Street. Recent news stor……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/renewable-energy-considerations-impact-economic-development

The Wind is Behind Us Now: Impacts from a Derecho and a Pandemic

​It certainly goes without saying that our surrounding area and economy have all been significantly impacted by the blows we’ve taken in the past 18 months. Just when everyone thought 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas e…
It certainly goes without saying that our surrounding area and economy have all been significantly impacted by the blows we’ve taken in the past 18 months. Just when everyone thou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/wind-behind-us-now-impacts-derecho-and-pandemic

Our Region's Manufacturing Might & New Incentives to Help Smaller Manufacturers Modernize

​The Cedar Rapids area historically has had a strong manufacturing history. Now the State of Iowa is offering incentives to some smaller manufacturers so they can modernize more efficiently and maintain their manufacturing dominance. Here’s a look at the …
The Cedar Rapids area historically has had a strong manufacturing history. Now the State of Iowa is offering incentives to some smaller manufacturers so they can modernize more e……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/our-regions-manufacturing-might-new-incentives-help-smaller-manufacturers-modernize

Find Your Next Hire(s) at the ICR Collegiate Career Fair

Recognizing the increasing workforce challenges facing many area businesses right now, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is teaming up with Iowa City Area Development Group and regional colleges and universities to offer an online career fair Octob…
Recognizing the increasing workforce challenges facing many area businesses right now, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is teaming up with Iowa City Area Development Grou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/find-your-next-hires-icr-collegiate-career-fair

International Flags Fly High in Our Diverse Economic Region

Cedar Rapids has a rich history of welcoming people from other countries as was recently celebrated during Welcoming Week 2021 earlier this month. What may not be so well known, is that our area has also embraced and welcomed businesses from all over the …
Cedar Rapids has a rich history of welcoming people from other countries as was recently celebrated during Welcoming Week 2021 earlier this month. What may not be so well known, i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/international-flags-fly-high-our-diverse-economic-region

Celebrating the Expansion of a Long-Standing International Business in Our Community

​It’s easy to take for granted at times our long-standing history with international manufacturing and forget the important legacy we have right here in Cedar Rapids that connects us to the world. International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is a global …
It’s easy to take for granted at times our long-standing history with international manufacturing and forget the important legacy we have right here in Cedar Rapids that connects ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/celebrating-expansion-long-standing-international-business-our-community

Workforce: Ideas to Navigate This Challenging Landscape

​Workforce is the hot topic these days with businesses struggling to find qualified workers to fill many open positions. Recently, Dr. Kim Becicka, retired Vice President of Continuing Education and Training Services at Kirkwood Community College, offere…
Workforce is the hot topic these days with businesses struggling to find qualified workers to fill many open positions. Recently, Dr. Kim Becicka, retired Vice President of Conti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/workforce-ideas-navigate-challenging-landscape

Paving for More Progress - Vote to Keep the Penny in Place for our Streets

​On November 2, Linn County residents will vote on whether to extend the one-cent local option sales tax. In Cedar Rapids, this tax money goes exclusively to local street improvements. The current state sales tax rate is 6%, but in Linn County an extra…
On November 2, Linn County residents will vote on whether to extend the one-cent local option sales tax. In Cedar Rapids, this tax money goes exclusively to local street improveme……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/paving-more-progress-vote-keep-penny-place-our-streets

Vote "Yes" for Linn County Gaming License on Nov. 2

​In 2013, Linn County voters overwhelming approved gaming in Linn County. That vote had a sunset of eight years, which makes 2021 a renewal year for a gaming referendum. The renewal vote is a legislative requirement. A vote “yes” on this county-wide re…
In 2013, Linn County voters overwhelming approved gaming in Linn County. That vote had a sunset of eight years, which makes 2021 a renewal year for a gaming referendum. The renewa……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/vote-yes-linn-county-gaming-license-nov-2

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