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February 23, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Economic Alliance Priorities Moving Forward

The first funnel deadline of the 2024 session was last Friday. Following this deadline, hundreds of bills did not survive, making them ineligible to advance, with certain exce...

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Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

February 22, 2024 | Business Support

Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2024 Kicks Off With Culinary Creativity and Tantalizing Treats

Nearly 20 restaurants debuted samples of dishes and drinks from their 2024 Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week signature menus. More than 200 attendees got to sample any and all thei...

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Economic Alliance Team at Annual Meeting

February 7, 2024 | Business Support, Membership

The Strongest Core Yet. Economic Alliance Celebrates Greatest Membership Growth in Organization History

A word that describes the heart of the organization. The year 2023 marks the history books as being the strongest membership growth ever in the organization’s 13-year histor...

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Public Policy Update

January 26, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: New Bipartisan Policy Organization Launches in Iowa

State Public Policy After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2024 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subcommittee hearings from pre...

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Public Policy Update

January 23, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Governor’s Priorities Revealed

Governor Reynolds gave the Condition of the State address Tuesday evening during a joint legislative session. On the previous opening day of the session, Republican leaders in...

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Buy 319 Itinerary Featuring Kay Fisk

December 21, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Kay Fisk

Kay Fisk’s weekend plans include a delicious dinner with friends, volunteering, admiring the holiday lights around Cedar Rapids, some shopping and maybe a little letter writ...

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December 21, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Jason Vestweber

Jason Vestweber’s local, weekend itinerary features a team outing on the town, thoughtful gift-giving, a classy afternoon celebrating friends and arguably one of the best ch...

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December 21, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Sammy Peterson

A weekend with family in town means recreation, exploring shops, discovering history, and enjoying delicious restaurants with friends and family around Cedar Rapids! Friday 10...

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December 21, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Ed Leighton-Dick

This weekend is turned up to full blast with family time, great food, spectacular and inspiring entertainment, a dash of history, and exploration of some brand new amenities!...

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Downtown Cedar Rapids Logo

December 21, 2023 | Community Development, Downtown Cedar Rapids

Downtown District Announces New Hire

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Downtown District announced today that Jennifar Bassett has been hired as the Downtown District Program Manager. Bassett will begin her new position o...

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Buy 319 Shop Local Itinerary Featuring Christina Springman

December 13, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Christina Springman

Christina Springman's weekend is a festive local adventure, fully embracing the spirit of the holidays. On Friday, she kicks off the festivities by picking up custom holiday g...

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Heidi Steffen Buy 319 Itinerary

December 6, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Heidi Steffen

Heidi's holiday weekend with her family is a festive journey filled with local support at every turn. On Friday, they kick off the festivities with a family dinner at one of t...

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November 30, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Cherie Edilson

The weekend kicks off with Friday excitement as we pick up the kids and dive into back-to-back fun at a trampoline park and an indoor play space. The evening takes a delicious...

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November 28, 2023 | Community Development

Holiday Lights Shimmer for the Season

Downtown is shimmering as twinkling lights go up in transforming the urban core. The MedQuarter and Downtown SSMIDs (Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District) have joined...

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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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