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EntreFEST Returns to Downtown Iowa City May 4-5, 2017

EntreFEST, Iowa’s largest entrepreneurial conference will return May 4-5, 2017 in various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. The two day event expects to bring more than 1,000 attendees including business owners, startup founders, corporate innovato…
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - EntreFEST, Iowa’s largest entrepreneurial conference will return May 4-5, 2017 in various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. The two day event expects t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/01/entrefest-returns-downtown-iowa-city-may-4-5-2017

Federal Tax Reform Update

The House Ways & Means Committee began marking up legislation that seeks to overhaul the U.S. tax system on Monday. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the first overhaul of the tax code is 31 years, suggests changes to both the personal and business federal tax cod…
The House Ways and Means Committee passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) last week along party lines. leaders made key changes before passing it in committee like raising repa……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/11/federal-tax-reform-update

Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan Update

The latest update to the Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan (the Plan) kicked off recently with two multi-day meetings and a public input open house. The public was invited to an open house on October 24 to learn about 2007 Plan and subsequent 2…
The latest update to the Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan (the Plan) kicked off recently with two multi-day meetings and a public input open house. The public was invi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/11/vision-cedar-rapids-downtown-framework-plan-update

Public Policy Update

The Latest on Federal Tax Reform - Before they adjourned for the Thanksgiving week holiday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed tax reform legislation, the first such reform in over 30 years. All but 13 Republican lawmakers voted yes, while all Democ…
The Latest on Federal Tax Reform Before they adjourned for the Thanksgiving week holiday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed tax reform legislation, the first such reform in……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/11/public-policy-update

New Federal Tax System to Become Law

The first overhaul in 30 years of the nation’s tax code is set to become law this week after the House and Senate sent legislation to President Trump. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) is expected to be signed by the president before the end of the year …
The first overhaul in 30 years of the nation’s tax code is set to become law this week after the House and Senate sent legislation to President Trump. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/12/new-federal-tax-system-become-law

State Tax Changes Could Affect Your Business

Recently, Governor Kim Reynolds (R) delivered her first condition of the state address before a joint session of the Iowa legislature. In it she addressed her plans for state tax reform. Over the past year, the Economic Alliance has been strategically pre…
State Policy Update Tax Changes Could Affect Your Business – Information Requested! Recently, Governor Kim Reynolds (R) delivered her first condition of the state address before a ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/01/state-tax-changes-could-affect-your-business

Public Policy Update: Governor Reynolds Tax Reform Proposal Released

The Economic Alliance is focused on public policy advocacy that supports the organization's other core functions: Business Support, Community Development and Economic Development.
UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2018 Senate Republicans announced their own tax reform legislation. SSB3197 also includes corporate tax reform and changes to the state’s tax credit programs. As ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/02/public-policy-update-governor-reynolds-tax-reform-proposal-released

Public Policy Update - State Tax Reform

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans in the Iowa legislature introduced their version of tax reform. You may recall that Governor Reynolds tax reform legislation was introduced last week (HSB671). There are some significant differences in the two different pi…
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans in the Iowa legislature introduced their version of tax reform. You may recall that Governor Reynolds' tax reform legislation was introduced last ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/02/public-policy-update-tax-reform

Public Policy Update - Future Ready Iowa Act on the Way to Become Law

The Future Ready Iowa Act (HF2458) is on its way to become law after both the House and Senate unanimously passed it. The Economic Alliance has been supportive of the Future Ready Iowa initiatives, which aim to create opportunities for more Iowans to have…
State Policy Updates Building our Workforce: Future Ready Iowa The Future Ready Iowa Act (HF2458) is on its way to become law after both the House and Senate unanimously passed it……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/public-policy-update-future-ready-iowa-act-way-become-law

Economic Alliance and Downtown SSMID Announce Executive Director

Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (Downtown SSMID) Commission cooperatively made the announcement tod…
Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/economic-alliance-and-downtown-ssmid-announce-executive-director

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