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Speaking Frankly on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Opportunities

​No one has all the answers. So let’s speak frankly with each other and learn together. That was, in essence, the outcome of several months of discussion after we asked Economic Alliance members if we should get more involved in diversity, equity and …
No one has all the answers. So let’s speak frankly with each other and learn together. That was, in essence, the outcome of several months of discussion after we asked Economic ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/speaking-frankly-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-opportunities

Economic Alliance Wins BEST of Iowa Award

​The 2020 BEST of Iowa report, that is Business Expansion and Strategic Trends (BEST), dug in to identify unique challenges COVID-19 created for companies in Iowa in 2020 and what solutions will help support a successful recovery. The report contains seve…
The 2020 BEST of Iowa report, that is Business Expansion and Strategic Trends (BEST), dug in to identify unique challenges COVID-19 created for companies in Iowa in 2020 and what ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/economic-alliance-wins-best-iowa-award

Leading by Example - A Step Toward Normality

The Economic Alliance brought our full Team back to the workplace on March 22, just over a year since we first moved to almost fully remote work in the early days of the pandemic. With larger public meetings still prohibited in our building, we’ve been ab…
The Economic Alliance brought our full Team back to the workplace on March 22, just over a year since we first moved to almost fully remote work in the early days of the pandemic.……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/leading-example-step-toward-normality

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

​The tough reality of 2020 was that is was a schedule filled with cancellations, closures and distance. There were very few milestones to be scheduled for openings, events and expansions to celebrate. However, with a fresh year and a glimpse of normalcy c…
The tough reality of 2020 was that is was a schedule filled with cancellations, closures and distance. There were very few milestones to be scheduled for openings, events and expa……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/ribbon-cuttings-groundbreakings

A Unique Class of Community Leaders

​Leadership for Five Seasons classes have developed a fun rivalry over the years about an identifying characteristic of each class. It started with classes boasting they were the best ever (i.e. LFS Class of 2000 – Best Class Ever). As hashtags became a c…
Leadership for Five Seasons classes have developed a fun rivalry over the years about an identifying characteristic of each class. It started with classes boasting they were the ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/unique-class-community-leaders

Your Membership Benefits

​Did you know that as a benefit of your membership your business has an online listing located in our membership directory at www.cedarrapids.org/memberdirectory? It is a value added perk to you! Here’s some useful tidbits that can enhance this marketing …
Did you know that as a benefit of your membership your business has an online listing located in our membership directory at www.cedarrapids.org/memberdirectory? It is a value add……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/your-membership-benefits

Economic Development Statistics Belie 'Quietness'

​We value our partnership with the Corridor Business Journal in bringing eyes to this Report. Some of you have print copies distributed in the weekly CBJ. Others are reading the electronic version, which uses the CBJ’s digital platform as part of our work…
We value our partnership with the Corridor Business Journal in bringing eyes to this Report. Some of you have print copies distributed in the weekly CBJ. Others are reading the el……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/06/economic-development-statistics-belie-quietness

Your Economic Alliance Membership with Benefits: Posting an Event

​If your business or organization holds regularly scheduled or upcoming programs and events, your membership allows you the opportunity to post them on the Economic Alliance event calendar at www.cedarrapids.org/events/calendar. Posting your event on the …
If your business or organization holds regularly scheduled or upcoming programs and events, your membership allows you the opportunity to post them on the Economic Alliance event……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/06/your-economic-alliance-membership-benefits-posting-event

From the Executive Director: Evolving Workforce Resources

Companies are trying anything these days to attract more workers. Many businesses are managing to find workers and grow, but it is a challenge almost everywhere. There’s no single answer and no easy answer to what is far and away the No. 1 impediment to g…
Companies are trying anything these days to attract more workers. Many businesses are managing to find workers and grow, but it is a challenge almost everywhere. There’s no single……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/executive-director-evolving-workforce-resources

The Economic Alliance Welcomes New Colleagues and Summer Interns

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance welcomes new colleagues and interns.
Julie Kraft - Interim Communications Director Julie Kraft is now a part of the communications team at the Economic Alliance, stepping in to help with media relations and our many ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/economic-alliance-welcomes-new-colleagues-and-summer-interns

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