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Crystal Group Inc. Announces Expansion Plans in Hiawatha

Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware announces plans for a $17.5M business expansion development in Hiawatha. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,50…
HIAWATHA, Iowa – Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware announces plans for a $17.5M business expansion development in Hiawatha. The curre……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/04/crystal-group-inc-announces-expansion-plans-hiawatha

Freund-Vector Corporation Will Construct New Technology Center at Marion Enterprise Center

On Friday, January 19, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced Freund-Vector Corporation will receive state incentives via the High Quality Jobs Program for an expansion project in Marion. The company will construct a new Technology Cente…
On Friday, January 19, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced Freund-Vector Corporation will receive state incentives via the High Quality Jobs Program for an ex……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/01/freund-vector-corporation-considers-new-technology-center-marion-enterprise-center

Economic Alliance Announces New Hire and Team Changes to Further Economic Growth Strategy

Economic Alliance Names Corbett as Business Retention & Expansion Strategist & Toledo as Services Manager
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance today announced several staff changes, including the hiring of former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett into a strategic role focused on regi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/05/economic-alliance-announces-new-hire-and-team-changes-further-economic-growth-strategy

Business Retention and Expansion Projects Represent Significant Growth Opportunities

​Existing businesses can represent some of the largest growth opportunities. Statistically, 80 percent of a community’s growth comes from existing business projects. To date in 2018, the Economic Alliance has assisted four expansion projects with Freund-V…
Existing businesses can represent some of the largest growth opportunities. Statistically, 80 percent of a community’s growth comes from existing business projects. To date in 201……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/business-retention-and-expansion-projects-represent-significant-growth-opportunities

Celebrating Our Growing Community

​Existing businesses represent some of our largest potential for economic growth. Business expansion projects can mean building out an existing location, creating new jobs within a current facility or building a second location in the area. Driving around…
Existing businesses represent some of our largest potential for economic growth. Business expansion projects can mean building out an existing location, creating new jobs within ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/celebrating-our-growing-community

Rural Connectivity's Role in Economic Growth

​We can’t expect future economic growth in Iowa without connectivity – reliable and fast internet access - in rural communities. Just over one third of Iowa’s population is rural. Businesses and residents in rural communities need reliable, fast internet …
We can’t expect future economic growth in Iowa without connectivity – reliable and fast internet access - in rural communities. Just over one third of Iowa’s population is rural. B……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/11/rural-connectivitys-role-economic-growth

Construction Dive's 'mini megacities' to Watch: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From medical marijuana manufacturing to flood protection and infrastructure upgades, a range of diverse projects is fueling a massive uptick in construction activity in and around Iowa's second-largest city. In recent years, 125 projects valued at $1 m…
From medical marijuana manufacturing to flood protection and infrastructure upgades, a range of diverse projects is fueling a massive uptick in construction activity in and around……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/construction-dives-mini-megacities-watch-cedar-rapids-iowa

Business Expansion Projects Move Forward in the Face of Coronavirus

​While no industry has gone untouched in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of business expansion projects that began before the pandemic are continuing to move forward.
While no industry has gone untouched in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of business expansion projects that began before the pandemic are continuing to move forward……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/business-expansion-projects-move-forward-face-coronavirus

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