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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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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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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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