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Solutions for a Future-Forward Workforce

​It’s no secret that the workforce has seen peaks and valleys in the last year and a half. Workers, managers and community leaders need to seize the moment and use these uncertain times to shake up their workplace culture, as the future of the workforce i…
It’s no secret that the workforce has seen peaks and valleys in the last year and a half. Workers, managers and community leaders need to seize the moment and use these uncertain……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/solutions-future-forward-workforce

ICR Collegiate Career Fair: The New Era of Finding Talent in a Hybrid World

​Given the growing workforce shortage and retainment issues in our current economy, the Economic Alliance was approached and encouraged by five area colleges (Coe College, Cornell College, University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy Uni…
Given the growing workforce shortage and retainment issues in our current economy, the Economic Alliance was approached and encouraged by five area colleges (Coe College, Corne……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/icr-collegiate-career-fair-new-era-finding-talent-hybrid-world

Linn County Leads the State in Workforce Housing Funding

When you think about workforce, do you think about housing? You should. Having affordable housing is a key factor to retaining and recruiting workforce, and you could almost he……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/linn-county-leads-state-workforce-housing-funding

$20M Community Betterment Project Breaks Ground in Cedar Rapids

Work has officially begun on a community project that many believe will spur economic development in downtown Cedar Rapids. The project called ConnectCR broke ground at Cedar Lake with a number of city leaders and local citizens on hand to turn the first …
Work has officially begun on a community project that many believe will spur economic development in downtown Cedar Rapids. The project called ConnectCR broke ground at Cedar L……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/20m-community-betterment-project-breaks-ground-cedar-rapids

$1.5M in State Money Awarded to Cedar Rapids Downtown Housing Projects

​Two downtown housing projects received a major funding boost from the State of Iowa when the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded redevelopment tax credits last month. Under a proposal by developer Steve Emerson, upper floors of the Iowa Buildi…
Two downtown housing projects received a major funding boost from the State of Iowa when the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded redevelopment tax credits last month. Und……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/15m-state-money-awarded-cedar-rapids-downtown-housing-projects

A Major Capital Investment and Hundreds of New Jobs Headed to Williamsburg

​Williamsburg Manufacturing, which produces numerous high quality vehicle components, is adding a new product line and making a $46 million capital facility upgrade in the process. The expansion of manufacturing processes, equipment, and personnel will re…
Williamsburg Manufacturing, which produces numerous high quality vehicle components, is adding a new product line and making a $46 million capital facility upgrade in the process.……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/major-capital-investment-and-hundreds-new-jobs-headed-williamsburg

Manufacturing 4.0: New Grants Available for Process Innovation and Modernization

​The State of Iowa is now offering additional grants to help manufacturers prepare for the future. The grants are part of Iowa’s strategy called Manufacturing 4.0, which encourages manufacturers to innovate, embrace tech, and modernize processes. The new …
The State of Iowa is now offering additional grants to help manufacturers prepare for the future. The grants are part of Iowa’s strategy called Manufacturing 4.0, which encourages……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/manufacturing-40-new-grants-available-process-innovation-and-modernization

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