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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

Constructing Our Future with Billions in Schools, Infrastructure and Water Improvements

The decade spanning from 2010-2020 has seen much of the Cedar Rapids metro area engrossed in flood recovery. National discussion around infrastructure continues as roads, bridges, railways, locks and dams, airports, and sewer and water systems degrade wit…
The decade spanning from 2010-2020 has seen much of the Cedar Rapids metro area engrossed in flood recovery. National discussion around infrastructure continues as roads, bridges,……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/constructing-our-future-billions-schools-infrastructure-and-water-improvements

Inclusive ICR Launches First Diversity Resource Guide

Late last month, ICR IOWA announced the launch of Inclusive ICR’s new African American Resource Guide. The guide is the first in a series of online publications designed to serve as a resource for varying populations relocating or currently living in Iowa…
Late last month, ICR IOWA announced the launch of Inclusive ICR’s new African American Resource Guide. The guide is the first in a series of online publications designed to serve……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/inclusive-icr-launches-first-diversity-resource-guide

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance Has Been Working On

Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers' and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market hemp in Iowa. It was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 2019…
Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers' and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 established the Hemp Act to regulate, produce and market h……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/hemp-iowa-what-economic-alliance-has-been-working

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