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Timberline Manufacturing Awarded State Incentive for New Facility

Timberline Manufacturing, a Marion based contract manufacturer of electrical sub-assemblies, was awarded state tax incentives today that will support the construction of a new manufacturing facility. The proposed project includes the construction of an 85…
*Release courtesy of Marion Economic Development Corp Timberline Manufacturing, a Marion based contract manufacturer of electrical sub-assemblies, was awarded state tax incentive……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/timberline-manufacturing-awarded-state-incentive-new-facility

World Class Industries Inc. Announces Proposed Expansion Project in Hiawatha

World Class Industries, Inc., a global supply chain integration specialist, announces a proposal for an $8M business expansion development in Hiawatha.
HIAWATHA, Iowa – World Class Industries, Inc., a global supply chain integration specialist, announces a proposal for an $8M business expansion development in Hiawatha. For the p……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/04/world-class-industries-inc-announces-proposed-expansion-project-hiawatha

Future Ready Iowa Act Becomes Law

​Governor Reynolds signed her signature workforce legislation on Tuesday, April 3. The Future Ready Iowa Act, also one of the Economic Alliance’s top priorities, sets in motion a better alignment between student curriculum and the workforce needs of busin…
Governor Reynolds signed her signature workforce legislation on Tuesday, April 3. The Future Ready Iowa Act, also one of the Economic Alliance’s top priorities, sets in motion a ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/04/future-ready-iowa-act-becomes-law

Van Meter Plans to Expand Cedar Rapids Operation

​Continued growth and entry into new markets is prompting Van Meter Inc. to propose a $4.2M expansion to the west side of its Central Distribution Center on 32nd Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Continued growth and entry into new markets is prompting Van Meter Inc. to move forward on a $4.2M expansion to the west side of its Central Distribution Center on 32nd Avenue SW ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/05/van-meter-plans-expand-cedar-rapids-operation

A Look Back at the 2018 Iowa Legislative session

The Iowa Legislature hammered the gavel for the final time on May 5, bringing an end to the 87th General Assembly. Depending on the perspective, the 2018 session proved controversial and productive. From a business perspective, the session carried some si…
The Iowa Legislature hammered the gavel for the final time on May 5, bringing an end to the 87th General Assembly. Depending on the perspective, the 2018 session proved controvers……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/05/look-back-2018-iowa-legislative-session

Iowa Can't Afford a Long-Term and Costly Trade War

Talk of impending tariffs, trade agreements and trade wars have been a part of the nation’s dialogue since President Trump took office and began considering different approaches for American participation in the international trade economy. Iowa busin…
Talk of impending tariffs, trade agreements and trade wars have been a part of the nation’s dialogue since President Trump took office and began considering different approaches f……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/iowa-cant-afford-long-term-and-costly-trade-war

Important Information on State Tax Changes

​While the legislature adjourned for the year in early May, July 1 marks the day most new state laws go into effect. The Economic Alliance saw success in a variety of our pro-growth and pro-business priorities including Future Ready Iowa, which addresses …
While the legislature adjourned for the year in early May, July 1 marks the day most new state laws go into effect. The Economic Alliance saw success in a variety of our pro-growt……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/useful-information-state-tax-changes

Advocacy Efforts: Skilled Workers

Economic Alliance members consistently tell us growing our skilled workforce is their number one concern. This week nearly 500 business and education organizations from across the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/advocacy-efforts-skilled-workers

Make the Voice of the Business Community Heard & Vote on November 6

Americans will take to the polls on November 6, Election Day. Iowa has some very important races this year, meaning it’s crucial that the business community’s voice is heard on the local, state and federal level. We encourage all Economic Alliance members…
Americans will take to the polls on November 6, Election Day. Iowa has some very important races this year, meaning it’s crucial that the business community’s voice is heard on th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/make-voice-business-community-heard-vote-november-6

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a…
There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/community-gathers-discuss-child-care-shortage-determine-solutions

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