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​Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by founding and supporting some of the most important local businesses. Making su…
Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/creating-more-welcoming-cedar-rapids

Top Areas of Focus for ICR IOWA in 2020

​As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Group. This joint venture was developed to ensure Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) …
As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Grou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/top-areas-focus-icr-iowain-2020

34th Celebration of Agriculture on April 1, 2020

The 34th Annual Celebration of Agriculture dinner will take place on Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Cedar Rapids. This year's Celebration of Agriculture dinner will feature a keynote address from Jann Car…
The 34th Annual Celebration of Agriculture dinner will take place on Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Cedar Rapids. This yea……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/34th-celebration-agriculture-april-1-2020

New Wage Data Dashboard Available to Economic Alliance Members

Did you know? Economic Alliance members have access to a new, interactive dashboard with wage data by occupation for the Cedar Rapids metro. It’s just one way we help businesses succeed - by providing convenient access to business resources that connect, …
Did you know? Economic Alliance members have access to a new, interactive dashboard with wage data by occupation for the Cedar Rapids metro. It’s just one way we help businesses su……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/new-wage-data-dashboard-available-economic-alliance-members

Creating a More Welcoming Cedar Rapids

Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by founding and supporting some of the most important local businesses. Making su…
Making Cedar Rapids more attractive to international talent expands economic opportunity for all. Immigrants have played a key role in developing the economy of Cedar Rapids by fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/creating-more-welcoming-cedar-rapids

ICR IOWA: New Lifestyle Materials Available for Recruiters

Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live.
Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live. A perce……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/icr-iowa-new-lifestyle-materials-available-recruiters

Fair Chance Hiring Strategies: One Way to Address Workforce Availability Shortages

​Workforce shortages are a top concern for area employers. Fair chance hiring is one way to innovatively address issues with workforce availability. Fair chance hiring policies ensure a prospective candidate with a record (like arrest, probation, or in…
Workforce shortages are a top concern for area employers. Fair chance hiring is one way to innovatively address issues with workforce availability. Fair chance hiring po……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/fair-chance-hiring-strategies-one-way-address-workforce-availability-shortages

Youth Exercise Their Way into the End Zone and a Healthier Lifestyle with Iowa BIG Project with Cedar Rapids River Kings

​Iowa BIG is a partnership with area school districts that connects high school students with businesses to provide an experience-based learning environment. The business community plays an important role in Iowa BIG’s success by creating projects for stu…
Iowa BIG is a partnership with area school districts that connects high school students with businesses to provide an experience-based learning environment. The business community……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/youth-exercise-their-way-end-zone-and-healthier-lifestyle-iowa-big-project-cedar-rapids-river-kings

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

Trending Up: Employers Investing More in Employee Development

​The Economic Alliance analyzes data received from the business community through surveys conducted during in-person meetings each year to measure the climate of our business community and to monitor and report on business trends. One trend we’re seeing i…
The Economic Alliance analyzes data received from the business community through surveys conducted during in-person meetings each year to measure the climate of our business comm……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/trending-employers-investing-more-employee-development

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