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Urban and Rural Alignment in Public Policy

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance focuses on the growth of our region. We work with our members and partners to prioritize and implement strategies that make local businesses, organizations, and our region successful. Our public policy strategy st…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance focuses on the growth of our region. We work with our members and partners to prioritize and implement strategies that make local business……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/urban-and-rural-alignment-public-policy

Governor Reynolds Announces Tightening of Restrictions

​Earlier today Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. Effective at 5:00 p.m. today all bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs are to close in six counties: Black Hawk, Dallas, Jo…
Earlier today Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. Effective at 5:00 p.m. today all bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, dis……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/governor-reynolds-announces-tightening-restrictions

Governor Reynolds Announces Adjustments to Mitigation Efforts

​Effective September 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through September 20, 2020, bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries and night clubs can reopen in the four counties of Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk. The full proclamation also removes restrictions o…
Effective September 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through September 20, 2020, bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries and night clubs can reopen in the four counties of Black Haw……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/governor-reynolds-announces-adjustments-mitigation-efforts

Iowa Department of Revenue Extends Tax Payment Deadlines for Certain Businesses

On August 27, 2020 the Iowa Department of Revenue extended tax payment deadlines for certain businesses. The extension is a result of Order 2020-04, signed by Director of Revenue Kraig Paulsen, which provides flexibility for certain businesses disrupted b…
Friday - 08/28/2020 On August 27, 2020 the Iowa Department of Revenue extended tax payment deadlines for certain businesses. The extension is a result of Order 2020-04, signed by……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/iowa-department-revenue-extends-tax-payment-deadlines-certain-businesses

Financial Assistance for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by the Derecho Storm

​The year 2020 has become a year to once again remind us that emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. Employers and their workers may be required to deal with an emergency when it is least expected, and proper planning is necessary …
The year 2020 has become a year to once again remind us that emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. Employers and their workers may be required to deal wit……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/financial-assistance-businesses-and-individuals-impacted-derecho-storm

Candidate Forums Support Community Education on Federal Candidate Positions

​Candidates for federal office within our metro area spoke directly to Economic Alliance members as a part of our 2020 federal candidate forum series earlier this fall. Members had the opportunity to hear directly from both major party candidates for the …
Candidates for federal office within our metro area spoke directly to Economic Alliance members as a part of our 2020 federal candidate forum series earlier this fall. Members ha……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/candidate-forums-support-community-education-federal-candidate-positions

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effecti…
DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional pu……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency-declaration

Gov. Reynolds Signs New Proclamation Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds recently signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures are effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continu…
Gov. Reynolds recently signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new meas……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency-declaration-1

Doing More for Diversity - Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance's Commitment to Do More

​Like many organizations and Americans, the Economic Alliance committed to doing more to combat racial injustice and inequalities earlier this year. We acknowledge that gestures and policy statements mean little without substantive action, and we don’t as…
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Commitment to Do More Our nation has seen conversations and demonstrations in response to years of inequality and oppression. As an organi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/doing-more-diversity-cedar-rapids-metro-economic-alliances-commitment-do-more

Gov. Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Arts & Cultural Recovery Program

​Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced the launch of an Iowa Arts & Cultural Recovery Program. The statewide grant program will provide short-term relief to arts venues, cultural organizations and creative workers w…
Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced the launch of an Iowa Arts & Cultural Recovery Program. The statewide grant program will provide shor……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/gov-reynolds-announces-covid-19-arts-cultural-recovery-program

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