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October 18, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce

Workforce: Ideas to Navigate This Challenging Landscape

​Workforce is the hot topic these days with businesses struggling to find qualified workers to fill many open positions. Recently, Dr. Kim Becicka, retired Vice President o...

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September 30, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce

Celebrating the Expansion of a Long-Standing International Business in Our Community

​It’s easy to take for granted at times our long-standing history with international manufacturing and forget the important legacy we have right here in Cedar Rapids that ...

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July 28, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce

Leadership for Five Seasons Class of 2021 Built and Delivered Beds for Kids in Need as Part of Their Final Project

The Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2021 completed their class project by assisting with a “build and deliver day” for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in H...

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July 28, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce

Renewable Energy Considerations Impact Economic Development

​On a global level, the business debate over environmental responsibility or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is becoming readily visible on Wall Street. Recent ne...

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June 30, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce

Analysis on Iowa’s Population Growth

​The recent 2020 Census figures show Iowa’s population at 3,190,369, having grown 4.7% over the last decade. At first glance this seems like a reasonable rate of growth fo...

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September 18, 2020 | Economic Development & Workforce

General Mills Plans Business Expansion in Cedar Rapids

​General Mills received approval from the Iowa Economic Development Authority on August 21, 2020 for a $37M expansion project at their Cedar Rapids facility. This project w...

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