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Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Development Update

Corridor Development (formerly known as the Joint Venture) is an extension of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group and is dedicated to helping the seven-county region thrive through targeted business attraction and…
Corridor Development (formerly known as the Joint Venture) is an extension of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group and is dedicated to hel……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/12/cedar-rapids-iowa-city-corridor-development

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

Forecasting Talent Needs in 2019 and Beyond

What will the hiring demand and talent needs of ICR IOWA look like in 2019 and beyond? ICR IOWA and Kirkwood Community College recently partnered to find out with the Skills Talent Forecast (the Forecast). After collecting data from more than 140 employer…
What will the hiring demand and talent needs of ICR IOWA look like in 2019 and beyond? ICR IOWA and Kirkwood Community College recently partnered to find out with the Skills Tale……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/forecasting-talent-needs-2019-and-beyond

Immigration Reform is Integral to Solving Our Workforce Shortages

Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on.
Immigration policy reform is a topic often regarded as controversial, but is an issue too important to the business community for the Economic Alliance to stay silent on. It’s no……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/immigration-reform-integral-solving-our-workforce-shortages

Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program Changes Teens' Perspective on Cedar Rapids

​The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Youth program brings together 40 high school juniors from Cedar Rapids metro area high schools to strengthen their leadership skills through in-depth programming that acquaints them with community needs, opportunitie…
The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Youth program brings together 40 high school juniors from Cedar Rapids metro area high schools to strengthen their leadership skills through……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/leadership-five-seasons-youth-program-changes-teens-perspectives-cedar-rapids

Connect with Qualified Candidates from the ICR Talent Hub

Looking for workforce candidates for your open positions? Companies who invest $1,000 or more annually in the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance or the Iowa City Area Development Group are eligible to sign up for the new Talent Hub Candidate Update, an …
Looking for workforce candidates for your open positions? Companies who invest $1,000 or more annually in the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance or the Iowa City Area Developmen……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/11/connect-qualified-candidates-icr-talent-hub

Learn How to Bid on Federal Flood Protection Projects

Upcoming workshops led by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) will offer valuable education and know-how to local construction, contractors and building trades interested in playing…
Upcoming workshops led by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (Iowa State CIRAS) will offer valuable education a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/12/learn-how-bid-federal-flood-protection-projects

Economic Development Tax Credits Give Iowa a Competitive Edge

​State tax credits are important to economic development in our communities. In the last few years, tax credits have been awarded to area companies such as Amana Millwright Hotel, Collins Aerospace, CRST, Crystal Group, Diamond V, Freund Vector Corporatio…
State tax credits are important to economic development in our communities. In the last few years, tax credits have been awarded to area companies such as Amana Millwright Hotel, ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/01/economic-development-tax-credits-give-iowa-competitive-edge

Iowa Compact on Immigration Launches to Promote Immigration Reform

On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigration, a set of principles outlining the need for smart immigration policies at th…
On Monday, February 25, members of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City business community, including the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, launched the Iowa Compact on Immigratio……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/iowa-compact-immigration-launches-promote-immigration-reform

Help Our Effort to Make Linn County a Home Base Iowa Community

Home Base Iowa connects veterans with businesses, communities, higher education partners and statewide resources which support veterans. Iowa counties and cities can earn the Home Base Iowa community designation, which deems the community as a center of o…
Home Base Iowa connects veterans with businesses, communities, higher education partners and statewide resources which support veterans. Iowa counties and cities can earn the Home……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/help-our-effort-make-linn-county-home-base-iowa-community

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