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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

Home Base Iowa Community Designation for Linn County and Cedar Rapids

Linn County and Cedar Rapids were recently named as the newest communities in our state to receive the Home Base Iowa designation. The Home Base Iowa initiative helps connect employers with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities in Iowa. Home…
Linn County and Cedar Rapids were recently announced as the newest communities in our state to receive the Home Base Iowa community designation. The Home Base Iowa initiative help……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/home-base-iowa-community-designation-linn-county-and-cedar-rapids

​New Data Shows Cedar Rapids’ Immigrants Accounted for Nearly Half of the County’s Total Population Growth Between 2012 and 2017

Immigrants accounted for 47.1 percent of total population growth in Cedar Rapids between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from New American Economy (NAE).
Immigrants accounted for 47.1 percent of total population growth in Cedar Rapids between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from New American Economy (NAE). The report, wh……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/new-data-shows-cedar-rapids-immigrants-accounted-nearly-half-linn-countys-total-population-growth-between-2012-and-2017

Three Cedar Rapids Projects Awarded Brownfield/Grayfield Redevelopment Tax Credits

The Brownfield/Grayfield redevelopment tax credit, awarded by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, offers sites the ability to transform into a new or repurposed space to revitalize an area, generate revenue or attract new visitors. Three Cedar Rapids…
The Brownfield/Grayfield redevelopment tax credit, awarded by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, offers sites the ability to transform into a new or repurposed space to revi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/three-cedar-rapids-projects-awarded-brownfieldgrayfield-redevelopment-tax-credits

December 4 Event will Share Impact of Immigrants in Our Community and a Plan to Welcome and Engage Immigrants

​The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, invites the public to an event focused on the impact of immigration in our community. Attendees will learn about a recent study conducted by New American Economy (NAE…
The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, invites the public to an event focused on the impact of immigration in our community on Wed……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/december-4-event-will-share-impact-immigrants-our-community-and-plan-welcome-and-engage-immigrants

Celebrating Success as Cedar Rapids Remains Open for Business

“A rising tide lifts all boats” is one phrase often used to describe economic development projects - both with existing business expansion and new business attraction. Growth projects create jobs and bring capital investment, ultimately flowing more dolla…
“A rising tide lifts all boats” is one phrase often used to describe economic development projects - both with existing business expansion and new business attraction. Growth proje……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/celebrating-success-cedar-rapids-remains-open-business

Iowa BIG Students Work on Innovative Projects with Economic Alliance Members

​Some days Iowa BIG students may be at a museum collaborating on an exhibit involving robots. Other days, they may be creating innovative opportunities to streamline efficiency for nurses and patients at a local hospital. Still others may find them using …
Some days Iowa BIG students may be at a museum collaborating on an exhibit involving robots. Other days, they may be creating innovative opportunities to streamline efficiency ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/iowa-big-students-work-innovative-projects-economic-alliance-members

Local Economy Depends on Infrastructure, Including Wider I-380

A new year is upon us, a census year in fact. The 2020 census count will likely tell us our seven-county region has experienced moderate growth over the last ten years. This is critical information for planning the future and determining where our region …
The following appeared as a Guest Column in The Gazette and the Corridor Business Journal from Economic Alliance Business Retention and Expansion Specialist, Ron Corbett A new ye……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/local-economy-depends-infrastructure-including-wider-i-380

Supporting Jobs and Growth in Cedar Rapids

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic and workforce growth strategies and help businesses succeed. As such, we feel compelled to celebrate and support a project from one of Cedar Rapids’ largest employers that retains jo…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Hawkeye Area Labor Council join together to celebrate and support the Cargill rail yard project, as it retains jobs and sets the stage ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/supporting-jobs-and-growth-cedar-rapids

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

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