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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

How Can Technology Lead to Creative Workforce Solutions?

​Today’s businesses are asking: How can technology help ease workforce woes? Throughout our region, our state and across the Midwest, shortages of skilled, available workforce is a critical challenge. The Economic Alliance is hosting an educational panel …
Today’s businesses are asking: How can technology help ease workforce woes? Throughout our region, our state and across the Midwest, shortages of skilled, available workforce……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/how-can-technology-lead-creative-workforce-solutions

Future Young Professionals See Cedar Rapids Living Firsthand with New Tour

In a bid to win over soon-to-be college grads for their first career steps, the Economic Alliance debuted a free quality of place tour, CR City Tour, earlier this month. We know that college students are most often choosing the city they want to live in a…
In a bid to win over soon-to-be college grads for their first career steps, the Economic Alliance debuted a free quality of place tour, CR City Tour, in early October. We know tha……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/future-young-professionals-see-cedar-rapids-living-firsthand-new-tour

For the First Time, Majority of U.S. New Hires are People of Color - Diversity Resource Guides Available Now

For the first time in the U.S., most new hires of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – are people of color, according to a Washington Post analysis of data the Labor Department began collecting in the 1970s. The Post reports that minority hires overto…
For the first time in the U.S., most new hires of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – are people of color, according to a Washington Post analysis of data the Labor Departmen……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/first-time-majority-us-new-hires-are-people-color-diversity-resource-guides-available-now

Livability Cedar Rapids Published for New Year

This year, we have partnered with Economic Alliance member, Livability Media, a division of Journal Communications, on a digital marketing program to amplify Cedar Rapids’ unique story on a national level via Livability.com. The site is a nationally recog…
The Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and to help businesses succeed. Encouraging capital investment, job creation and a……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/livability-cedar-rapids-published-new-year

​Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by founding and supporting some of the most important local businesses. Making su…
Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/creating-more-welcoming-cedar-rapids

Top Areas of Focus for ICR IOWA in 2020

​As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Group. This joint venture was developed to ensure Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) …
As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Grou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/top-areas-focus-icr-iowain-2020

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