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Free Workshop for Employers Will Cover Recruiting + Marketing Strategies for Attracting Talent to ICR

​These days, recruiting IS marketing! On August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kirkwood Regional Center (2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville) join local recruiting and marketing experts for a conversation about the challenges of recruiting. The session will …
These days, recruiting IS marketing! On August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kirkwood Regional Center (2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville) join local recruiting and marketing expert……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/free-workshop-employers-will-cover-recruiting-marketing-strategies-attracting-talent-icr

Window for Brownfield/Grayfield Redevelopment Tax Credit Application is Closing - Apply by September 1

​Applications are being accepted now for the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Brownfield/Grayfield redevelopment tax credit. Brownfield sites are abandoned, idled or underutilized industrial or commercial properties where real or perceived environmen…
Applications are being accepted now for the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Brownfield/Grayfield redevelopment tax credit. Brownfield sites are abandoned, idled or underutil……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/window-brownfieldgrayfield-redevelopment-tax-credit-application-closing-apply-september-1

CR City Tour this Fall for Soon-to-Be College Graduates

The Economic Alliance is dedicated to helping our community address workforce needs. While tracking these trends, we understand young professionals and recent college graduates are picking the locations they want to live in based on the amenities and the …
The Economic Alliance is dedicated to helping our community address workforce needs. While tracking these trends, we understand young professionals and recent college graduates ar……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/cr-city-tour-fall-soon-be-college-graduates

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

Consul-General of Japan Visits Cedar Rapids and Marion With Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in Mind

Last month, the Counsul-General of Japan, Mr. Naoki Ito visited Cedar Rapids and Marion to meet with local businesses and tour areas of our community to build a business relationship with foreign direct investment opportunities in mind. Foreign direct inv…
Last month, the Counsul-General of Japan, Mr. Naoki Ito visited Cedar Rapids and Marion to meet with local businesses and tour areas of our community to build a business rela……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/consul-general-japan-visits-cedar-rapids-and-marion-foreign-direct-investment-opportunities-mind

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance is 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, 201…
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/2019/09/hemp-iowa-what-economic-alliance-working

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a…
There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/community-gathers-discuss-child-care-shortage-determine-solutions

Local Labor Helps Build the Cedar Rapids Flood Control System

​On the banks of the Cedar River, permanent flood protection arises. Construction crews work on pump stations, rolling gates and walls that, once completed, will bring more peace of mind to the citizens of Cedar Rapids and a greater sense of protection fo…
On the banks of the Cedar River, permanent flood protection arises. Construction crews work on pump stations, rolling gates and walls that, once completed, will bring more ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/local-labor-helps-build-cedar-rapids-flood-control-system

ICR IOWA's Talent Hub By the Numbers

The ICR Talent Hub is a pool of professionals interested in new career opportunities in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids. Candidates are identified through targeted marketing campaigns implemented by ICR IOWA and then connected with local employers through bi-weekl…
The ICR Talent Hub is a pool of professionals interested in new career opportunities in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids. Candidates are identified through targeted marketing campaigns impl……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/icr-iowas-talent-hub-numbers

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

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