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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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November 21, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Allan Boettger

Allan's weekend in Cedar Rapids is all about embracing the ICR (Iowa City - Cedar Rapids) region. From scenic drives to Millstream Brewing in the Amana Colonies, to great food...

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Economic Alliance's Ron Corbett Featured on IPR

November 20, 2023 | Uncategorized

Ron Corbett Featured on IPR’s River to River

River to River host Ben Kieffer talks with real estate broker Mike Macri about trends in commercial real estate nationally and in Iowa, as remote working has led some busines...

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Public Policy Update

November 17, 2023 | Public Policy

Join us for the 2024 Regional Legislative Launch!

Join us on the evening of December 6th at Cedar Ridge in Swisher as the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance once again joins forces with Greater Iowa City, Inc. to unveil our...

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November 14, 2023 | Member Stories, Membership

Saying ‘YES’ to Economic Alliance Opportunities Opens Doors

Craig Montz, a Business Group Leader for Miron Construction, has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for 20 years. While he chose to become a member in l...

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November 7, 2023 | Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft. Cat Cantrill

In a captivating journey through the heart of 319, Cat Cantrill's guide to the perfect holiday engagement unfolds amidst the allure of local establishments. The adventure begi...

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Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance in Cedar Rapids

October 31, 2023 | Membership

There Are Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance

Ask Kevin Platz, CEO of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS about the value of being a Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance member, and he’ll share a long list. ...

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October 26, 2023 | Community Development

Navigating Growth: The MedQ’s Journey of Community-Centric Service

Positioned as a dynamic hub where healthcare and community life intertwine, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District (MedQ) stands as a vibrant ecosystem within the Cedar Rapi...

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October 25, 2023 | Business Support, Buy 319

Buy 319 Itinerary Ft: Jamie Siefken

Jamie's weekend in Cedar Rapids with the family is all about embracing the local scene. They kick off with dinner and a movie on Friday, followed by a nightcap. Saturday inclu...

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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 ...

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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance on Banks of Cedar River

October 17, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

Unlocking Success: How Joining the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Can Help Your Business

Are you ready to take your business to new heights and unlock its full potential for growth? Look no further than the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance! We are thrilled to ...

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2023 Voter Guide

October 16, 2023 | Public Policy

Special Public Policy Update: 2023 Voter Resource Guide

Election 2023 is upon us, and once again the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has made it easy for our members to get to the polls and VOTE! With our 2023 Voter Resources ...

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MedQ Blog Feature

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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