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Immigration Reform is Integral to Solving Our Workforce Shortages

Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on.
Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on. It’s no……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/immigration-reform-integral-solving-our-workforce-shortages

Iowa Compact on Immigration Launches to Promote Immigration Reform

On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigration, a set of principles outlining the need for smart immigration policies at th…
On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigratio……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/iowa-compact-immigration-launches-promote-immigration-reform

Four Topics We Communicate to Presidential Candidates

Iowans are used to a never-ending election season. It’s not unusual to hear from or see several presidential candidates in our state in one week. Iowa completes the first round of “interviews” of candidates for president on behalf of the nation.
Iowans are used to a never-ending election season. It’s not unusual to hear from or see several presidential candidates in our state in one week. Iowa completes the first round o……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/four-topics-we-communicate-presidential-candidates

Immigration Reform: Increasing Our Workforce

​Our members consistently tell us that growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. Advocating for immigration reform is one approach we’ve taken on the public policy front. A bill before Congress called the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigra…
Our members consistently tell us that growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. Advocating for immigration reform is one approach we’ve taken on the public policy……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/immigration-reform-increasing-our-workforce

​New Data Shows Cedar Rapids’ Immigrants Accounted for Nearly Half of the County’s Total Population Growth Between 2012 and 2017

Immigrants accounted for 47.1 percent of total population growth in Cedar Rapids between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from New American Economy (NAE).
Immigrants accounted for 47.1 percent of total population growth in Cedar Rapids between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from New American Economy (NAE). The report, wh……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/new-data-shows-cedar-rapids-immigrants-accounted-nearly-half-linn-countys-total-population-growth-between-2012-and-2017

December 4 Event will Share Impact of Immigrants in Our Community and a Plan to Welcome and Engage Immigrants

​The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, invites the public to an event focused on the impact of immigration in our community. Attendees will learn about a recent study conducted by New American Economy (NAE…
The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, invites the public to an event focused on the impact of immigration in our community on Wed……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/december-4-event-will-share-impact-immigrants-our-community-and-plan-welcome-and-engage-immigrants

​Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by founding and supporting some of the most important local businesses. Making su…
Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/creating-more-welcoming-cedar-rapids

Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by founding and supporting some of the most important local businesses. Making su…
Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/creating-more-welcoming-cedar-rapids

Iowa's Businesses Need Immigration Reform

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two landmark pieces of immigration legislation: The Dream and Promise Act and The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. As these bills move to the U.S. Senate for consideration, Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) b…
The following is an op-ed article featured in The Gazette on 4/18/2021. Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two landmark pieces of immigration legislation: The Dr……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/iowas-businesses-need-immigration-reform

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