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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

August 25, 2022 | Public Policy

Upcoming Regional Candidate Forum Series Provides Access for Members

​November 8 marks another Election Day when voters get to weigh in on the issues that matter most. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Business Partn...

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How we are supporting Local this weekend

August 25, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Sammy Petersen

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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August 25, 2022 | Business Support

Riverside Celebrates 16 Years

In today’s work culture, community engagement has been an integral part of many company missions. Employers often encourage their employees to get involved in volunteering a...

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City Market

August 23, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Ignite ICR Wraps For 2022 With Glowing Reviews & Great Connections

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group’s joint young professionals initiative, Ignite ICR, wrapped its third season this past July wit...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

August 11, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Kyle Zimmerman

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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ICR Iowa Talent Hub

August 11, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

The Perfect Intersection for your Talent Hunt

​The ICR (Iowa City- Cedar Rapids) region is the perfect intersection of career opportunities and quality of life. Cedar Rapids has an established and growing manufacturing ...

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Freund Vector

August 3, 2022 | Business Support

Freund Vector- 50 Years in the Community

​“There are 10-15 powerhouse players within our industry in this world, and we’re in the top 5. In the United States specifically, it’s just us. We have no other compe...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

August 3, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Patti Seda

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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August 1, 2022 | Community Development

MedQuarter’s First Commissioned Mural Completed

​An array of artistic beauty lines the west- and north-facing walls of the Citywide Cleaners building along A Avenue NE between 8th and 10th Street. The “Choose Kindness...

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Cool - Coolest places to work

July 28, 2022 | Business Support

Economic Alliance Honored by Corridor Business Journal Among Top Coolest Places to Work in 2022

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has been honored by the Corridor Business Journal as one of the area’s “Coolest Places to Work” for 2022. The award identifies l...

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Image with text Nearly one in five farmers market vendors started after the pandemic

July 27, 2022 | Community Development

Nearly One in Five Farmers Market Vendors Started After the Pandemic

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market can be the door for entrepreneurs to kickstart their passions and new business ideas. Economic downturns such as the 2020 COVID-19 ...

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How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend

July 21, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Michelle Owens

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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How we are supporting Local this weekend

July 15, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Tasha Stone

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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July 12, 2022 | Community Development

The Downtown Farmers Market Tradition Spans 17 Years for 7 Vendors

​With a legacy spanning nearly two decades, the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market has been etched into hearts and souls of the local community. While there are new faces ...

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Child Care Wins - Local

July 6, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Child Care Wins – Local Businesses and Organizations Provide Innovative Solutions

​Childcare. A powerful word that carries immense importance to families and the workforce across the nation. For independence, productivity and peace of mind for parents ...

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