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The Economic Alliance Team Continues to Grow

Recognizing the thriving growth and development in the region and the increasing need for an improved workforce, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced it is transitioning Ellie Evans from event planner into the role of workforce specialist. E…
Recognizing the thriving growth and development in the region and the increasing need for an improved workforce, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced it is transiti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/economic-alliance-team-continues-grow

Letter from the Executive Director: Balancing Future Workforce Strategies and Immediate Workforce Solutions

Key business leaders are focused on the long game even while looking for immediate help on workforce shortages. The Economic Alliance hosted a workforce roundtable discussion last month of several area businesses and most of the top directors from Gov…
Key business leaders are focused on the long game even while looking for immediate help on workforce shortages. The Economic Alliance hosted a workforce roundtable discussion las……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/letter-executive-director-balancing-future-workforce-strategies-and-immediate-workforce-solutions

New Hire Highlights Economic Alliance Efforts to Interact More with Members

​Recognizing the increasing need to engage more with its growing membership, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has hired Stephanie Hamilton in the newly-created Business Support Strategist position. Stephanie will begin reaching out to Economic All…
Recognizing the increasing need to engage more with its growing membership, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has hired Stephanie Hamilton in the newly-created Business ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/new-hire-highlights-economic-alliance-efforts-interact-more-members

Your Membership Benefits

Having a membership with the Economic Alliance has many benefits. So many, in fact, that you may not be aware of all of them. Here are a few reminders to help you get the most out of your Economic Alliance membership.
Having a membership with the Economic Alliance has many benefits. So many, in fact, that you may not be aware of all of them. Here are a few reminders to help you get the most out……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/your-membership-benefits

Metrics of the Markets

​Our 2021 Farmers Market season was a huge success by its most important measure: you. Average attendance was down a bit from previous years, and our vendor counts and entertainment offerings were wisely and intentionally scaled back because of ongoing…
Our 2021 Farmers Market season was a huge success by its most important measure: you. Average attendance was down a bit from previous years, and our vendor counts and entertainme……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/metrics-markets

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Takes Effect in October

This month all businesses in the 319 and 515 area codes must convert to 10-digit dialing for local numbers. Anyone calling within these area codes will now be required to dial the area code plus the seven digit local phone number. For businesses, it may m…
This month all businesses in the 319 and 515 area codes must convert to 10-digit dialing for local numbers. Anyone calling within these area codes will now be required to dial the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/mandatory-10-digit-dialing-takes-effect-october

Electronic Billing Coming Soon

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is converting its membership dues billing to electronic invoicing. Instead of your mailbox, please watch your email’s in-box for your yearly invoice from the Economic Alliance. If you prefer to receive your invoice…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is converting its membership dues billing to electronic invoicing. Instead of your mailbox, please watch your email’s in-box for your year……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/electronic-billing-coming-soon

A New Look for the Economic Alliance Report in 2022

The Economic Alliance Report is moving to a new format! Beginning January 2022, look for our 8-page publication delivered within the Corridor Business Journal each month. The CBJ is moving to a new format, publishing a larger, glossier newspaper for our r…
The Economic Alliance Report is moving to a new format! Beginning January 2022, look for our 8-page publication delivered within the Corridor Business Journal each month. The C……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/11/new-look-economic-alliance-report-2022

A Year of Red Ribbons and Celebrations!

​The Economic Alliance is honored to participate and celebrate our members with ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies. In 2021, there were 58 ribbon cutting ceremonies and three groundbreaking ceremonies held. Member businesses and organizations h…
The Economic Alliance is honored to participate and celebrate our members with ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies. In 2021, there were 58 ribbon cutting ceremonies an……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/year-red-ribbons-and-celebrations

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