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Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is a Big Deal for Iowa

​The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), our new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. More than 130,000 Iowa …
The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USM……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/trade-agreement-mexico-and-canada-big-deal-iowa

​Speed Networking Returns in October to Make More Connections

Speed Networking is back October 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Economic Alliance. Those new to their roles, nonprofit employees and small business service providers are especially encouraged to register! This is one of our most popular events - re…
Speed Networking is back October 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Economic Alliance. Those new to their roles, nonprofit employees and small business service providers are esp……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/speed-networking-returns-october-make-more-connections

​Apply Now to be Featured in 2020 Business Support Program Lineup

You’re an expert in your field and our members could benefit from your expertise! If you’d like to share your knowledge and get your business in front of fellow Economic Alliance members, apply to be featured in our 2020 Business Support programs. Applica…
You’re an expert in your field and our members could benefit from your expertise! If you’d like to share your knowledge and get your business in front of fellow Economic Alliance m……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/apply-now-be-featured-2020-business-support-program-lineup

First Three Months of Cedar Rapids City Bike Share Sees 8,700 Rides

In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids' core districts. Results from mid-May to mid-August show a total of 8,700 paid bike r…
In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids' core dis……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/first-three-months-cedar-rapids-city-bike-share-sees-8700-rides

Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session: What We Know, What We’re Hearing and What We’re Anticipating

As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique and 2020 will be no different.
As we prepare for the 2020 legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/preparing-upcoming-legislative-session-what-we-know-what-were-hearing-and-what-were-anticipating

Nominations Open Now for Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

Nominations are open now for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award. The award will be presented at the Economic Alliance Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids C…
Nominations are open now for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award. The award will be presented at the Economic Alliance Annual Meeti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/nominations-open-now-howard-hall-excellence-business-award

Book Your Next Meeting or Training at the Economic Alliance

Looking for a place hold off-site meetings or staff training? Consider the Economic Alliance’s office! Our contemporary office at 501 First St. SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids offers several room options based on your needs and meeting size. Beverage service …
Looking for a place hold off-site meetings or staff training? Consider the Economic Alliance’s office! Our contemporary office at 501 First St. SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids offers ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/book-your-next-meeting-or-training-economic-alliance

January 31 Public Policy Update: Child Care Issues are Front and Center

After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subcommittee hearings at the Capitol and a plethora of legislation bills were introduced, including many focused on workforce issu…
State Update Child Care Issues Front and Center After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subco……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/january-31-public-policy-update-child-care-issues-are-front-and-center

Economic Alliance Announces New Event Planner

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced on March 3, 2020 that Ellie Evans has been hired as the organization’s Event Planner. Evans will begin her new position on Monday, March 23 in a part-time capacity and will transition to full-time in earl…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced on March 3, 2020 that Ellie Evans has been hired as the organization’s Event Planner. Evans will begin her new position on Mond……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/economic-alliance-announces-new-event-planner

LFS Class of 2021 Presents Check to Advocates for Social Justice

The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2021 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Advocates for Social Justice. The LFS class donated more than $4,700 to the local n…
The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2021 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Advoca……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/lfs-class-2021-presents-check-advocates-social-justice

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