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Regional Existing Industry Data Indicates Slight Improvement in Available Workforce and High Satisfaction with Local Education & Infrastructure

​Report Results Show Strengths and Opportunities for Local Business Climate
Data from a recently produced Existing Industry Report by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance shows that available workforce remains problematic for some industry sectors; ho……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/06/regional-existing-industry-data-indicates-slight-improvement-available-workforce-and-high-satisfaction-local-education-infrastru

Technology Association of Iowa and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Announce 2018 Cedar Rapids TechBrew AM Schedules

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, announced today the Corridor 2018 TechBrew AM series schedule for Cedar Rapids hosted in collaboration with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Iowa…
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, announced today the Corridor 2018 TechBrew AM series schedule for Cedar Rapids hosted……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/01/technology-association-iowa-and-cedar-rapids-metro-economic-alliance-announce-2018-cedar-rapids-techbrew-am-schedules

Impacts of The Eastern Iowa Airport as a Regional Economic Asset

​Air service is a critical regional economic development asset. Airport Director Marty Lenss emphasized this fact last month during The Eastern Iowa Airport's inaugural State of the Airport. Lenss shared updated economic impact results during the event, …
Air service is a critical regional economic development asset. Airport Director Marty Lenss emphasized this fact last month during The Eastern Iowa Airport's inaugural State of th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/07/impacts-eastern-iowa-airport-regional-economic-asset

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

Agribusiness Takes Center Stage at Annual Celebration of Ag on March 18

​Did you know that Iowa is the #1 producer of eggs, corn and pork in the country? As one of our state's largest industries, agriculture plays an important role in the economic success of our region. The importance of agribusiness takes center stage at the…
Did you know that Iowa is the #1 producer of eggs, corn and pork in the country? As one of our state's largest industries, agriculture plays an important role in the economic succe……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/01/agribusiness-takes-center-stage-annual-celebration-ag-march-18

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

Region-Wide Collaboration in Surveying Small Businesses

​As an organization that represents the business community, it’s vital for the Economic Alliance to always have a pulse on our community’s opportunities and challenges. We exist to assist growth in our area.
As an organization that represents the business community, it’s vital for the Economic Alliance to always have a pulse on our community’s opportunities and challenges. We exist to……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/region-wide-collaboration-surveying-small-businesses

Resources Available to Learn More About Fair Chance Hiring

The Economic Alliance listens consistently for challenges local member businesses are facing. Workforce, both retention of quality workforce and recruitment of talent are strong barriers to growing businesses in our region. While the Economic Alliance exi…
The Economic Alliance listens consistently for challenges local member businesses are facing. Workforce, both retention of quality workforce and recruitment of talent are strong b……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/resources-available-learn-more-about-fair-chance-hiring

Make Us Your First Call When Considering an Expansion

A company I won't name has been a strong supporter of the Economic Alliance for many years. Company leaders generously devote time, money, ideas and other intangible value to help us do the work we do to help businesses succeed and to grow the economy. Ye…
A letter from Doug Neumann, Executive Director, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance - A company I won't name has been a strong supporter of the Economic Alliance for many years. ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/make-us-your-first-call-when-considering-expansion

Engage With the Future Workforce and Explore Innovative Solutions for Your Business With Iowa BIG

Iowa BIG connects high school students and businesses to create a real-world learning experience for students that develops their agency, efficacy and passions. Businesses and nonprofits engage with students directly, helping mold the future workforce, as…
Iowa BIG connects high school students and businesses to create a real-world learning experience for students that develops their agency, efficacy and passions. Businesses and non……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/engage-future-workforce-and-explore-innovative-solutions-your-business-iowa-big

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