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Guest Column: Iowans Can't Afford to Wait for Better Broadband

​When our lives moved online last March, many of us were able to shift quickly to this new remote landscape. Others were left behind, discovering firsthand the limitations of insufficient, underfunded broadband internet services. The current patchwork …
When our lives moved online last March, many of us were able to shift quickly to this new remote landscape. Others were left behind, discovering firsthand the limitations of insuf……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/iowans-cant-afford-wait-better-broadband

Gov. Reynolds Signs New Proclamation Modifying Public Health Measures

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to soc…
DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-modifying-public-health-measures

Iowa Department of Revenue Releases Updated Sales Tax Guidance

2020 has been a challenging year for nearly everyone, especially for small businesses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many retailers have established or strengthened their online presence to make sales to their customers or perhaps reach new ones. …
Reposted from Iowa Department of Revenue. Visit Iowa Department of Revenue for the complete guidance. 2020 has been a challenging year for nearly everyone, especially for small……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/iowa-department-revenue-releases-updated-sales-tax-guidance

Regional Priorities in 2021 Focus on Recovery

​As we approach the end of a challenging year and give way to a more promising 2021, our public policy work will remain focused on economic growth policies that best support our communities now and into what has become a less predictable future. The Econo…
As we approach the end of a challenging year and give way to a more promising 2021, our public policy work will remain focused on economic growth policies that best support our c……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/regional-priorities-2021-focus-recovery

Gov. Reynolds Signs New Proclamation Modifying Public Health Measures

The proclamation requires social distancing and reasonable public health measures for many social, community, business, or leisure gatherings or events. For high school-sponsored events and other sporting or recreational events, including youth and adu…
DES MOINES -Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-modifying-public-health-measures-1

2021 Legislative Session Has Kicked Off

The 89th Iowa General Assembly has convened, and the Economic Alliance is well prepared for the weeks ahead. Likewise, we’ve also prepared our federal priorities in advance of the new Congress that convened just last week. In December, we began sharing th…
The 89th Iowa General Assembly has convened, and the Economic Alliance is well prepared for the weeks ahead. Likewise, we’ve also prepared our federal priorities in advance of the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/01/2021-legislative-session-has-kicked

Guest Column: Incentives Promote Growth and Opportunity

Iowa businesses are hurting. With the obstacles of 2020, plus an economy that was already showing signs of challenging times to come, many businesses were left to slow down or worse, shut down.
This guest column originally appeared in The Gazette and was authored by: Kim Casko, Iowa City Area Business Partnership Kate Moreland, Iowa City Area Development Group Doug Neum……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/02/guest-column-incentives-promote-growth-and-opportunity

A New Way to Advocate

​This legislative session promises to be another unique session. Not only have legislators had to rethink how they legislate due to the coronavirus, but we too have had to rethink how we advocate to have the metro area business voice continue to be heard …
This legislative session promises to be another unique session. Not only have legislators had to rethink how they legislate due to the coronavirus, but we too have had to rethink ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/02/new-way-advocate

Preparing Iowa's Manufacturing for the Future

​Businesses from all industries have been impacted by COVID-19 and will need long-term support and innovative solutions to recover. We must prepare for an ever-changing future full of unexpected challenges. The manufacturing industry has made vital co…
Businesses from all industries have been impacted by COVID-19 and will need long-term support and innovative solutions to recover. We must prepare for an ever-changing future full……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/preparing-iowas-manufacturing-future

We Can Close the Workforce Gap

Despite how it may feel, COVID-19 has not changed everything. For years, workforce challenges have been a top concern for Iowa’s business leaders. Now our economic recovery hinges on getting our workforce back to work with the skills to tackle new challen…
This guest column originally appeared in The Gazette, written by: Kim Casko, Iowa City Area Business Partnership Kate Moreland, Iowa City Area Development Doug Neumann, Cedar R……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/we-can-close-workforce-gap

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