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Economic Development & Workforce

November 21, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

Innovating How the ICR Iowa Region Attracts Workforce

The ICR Iowa region has an innovative solution to helping solve talent attraction known as Talent Hub, which bridges the gap between skilled professionals and area businesses....

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October 24, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy

Voter Guide: Also on the Ballot

Voters that reside in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will be asked on their ballots whether to support a General Obligation Bond for Cedar Rapids schools. Under â€...

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October 9, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce, Uncategorized

Beautification and Safety are Priorities for Cedar Rapids’ MedQuarter: A Vision of Excellence

In Cedar Rapids, an exciting transformation has been happening where both aesthetics and safety are being improved to create a welcoming community environment. The MedQuarter ...

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New Leader Manufacturing, Weld Apprenticeship Program

September 7, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories, Uncategorized

Creating Pathways to Success

In an inspiring move to address the workforce gap and promote the skilled trades, New Leader Manufacturing (NLM) has launched an innovative Youth Registered Weld Apprenticeshi...

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Affordable Housing in Iowa

September 1, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce

Rooted in Community: Affordable Housing in Iowa

In today's competitive market for workforce , the demand for affordable housing has never been more critical. It is not just a matter of providing shelter; it's about empoweri...

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Trees Forever

August 31, 2023 | Live Here

Storm Devastation Draws Talent to Help Regrow & ReLeaf

“Ultimately, Cedar Rapids was where I felt I needed to be. I visited before the Derecho and after the Derecho, and seeing all the devastation following that disaster, it mad...

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August 30, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cranes in the Sky – A Bird’s Eye View of Local Economic Development

Projects continue to make progress in the Cedar Rapids Metro, and those project sites are dotted with cranes in the sky. Those large pieces of machinery may temporarily block ...

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August 9, 2023 | Live Here

Hailey’s Journey Back to Cedar Rapids

Have you ever felt that tug in your heart, calling you back to where you belong? Well, that's precisely what happened to Hailey Held, employee at the local Raygun. After a thr...

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Julie Stow Boomerang

August 1, 2023 | Live Here

Love at First Sight Turns Into a Long Term Commitment to Community

When Julie Stow first came to Cedar Rapids 25 years ago, she was reluctant. She was a native Californian living in Santa Barbara staring at the ocean. She was working at Nords...

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2023 Graduates' Workforce Priorities

June 30, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

2023 Graduates’ Workplace Priorities

Recent graduate Madeline Ward, from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, has experienced a profound shift in her workplace priorities, mirroring the senti...

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MedQuarter Regional Medical District

June 29, 2023 | Community Development, Economic Development & Workforce

Discover the MedQuarter Regional Medical District: A Hub of Health Care Excellence

MedQ Aerial Courtesy Amperage Nestled in the heart of Cedar Rapids lies a vibrant and innovative community dedicated to health care, convenience and quality of life. The MedQu...

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June 16, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

Leadership For Five Seasons 2023 Class Makes Impactful Donation To Two Local Nonprofits

The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2023 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Fou...

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Leadership for Five Seasons Adult Class of 2024 Announced

June 7, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Leadership for Five Seasons

Leadership for Five Seasons Announces 2024 Class

Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) announces the 41st incoming class for the 2023-2024 year. 35 individuals, from different businesses and industries around the metro, were cho...

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June 5, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

DeltaV Code School: Upskilling & New Opportunities

In today’s fast-paced world, Melissa Silver understands the challenges that companies face in keeping up with rapid technological advancements. As the Director of Studen...

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May 30, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

At Mercy, Vision Becomes Reality

It’s an exciting time for the community when vision comes to life, especially when lives are enhanced in the process. It’s happening at Mercy Medical Center throughout the...

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