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June 23, 2022 | Community Development

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Celebrates 20 Years as Community Champions

The city’s beloved Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market would not have life without the support of like-minded, community-driven businesses to help make it so. While having ...

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June 16, 2022 | Business Support

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Offers “Free Summer” List

Recognizing that rising gas prices may be forcing local families to rethink summer vacation plans, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is releasing its first “free summ...

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June 13, 2022 | Business Support

Helping Feed the Community Through Connections

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market is back for its seventeenth season, and catering to not just the food, flower, and style connoisseurs from and around the area, but...

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Leadership For Five Seasons

June 9, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting Community Leaders – Leadership for Five Seasons

Nearly 1,400 business professionals have passed through the Leadership for Five Seasons program gaining life long skills that benefits them personally and professionally. The ...

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Race for the space

June 6, 2022 | Downtown Cedar Rapids

Building Momentum in Cedar Rapids with “Race for the Space”

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance launched a program dubbed, Race for the Space earlier this spring. It’s a business competition designed to support a startup, second...

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CG Crystal

May 27, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Solving Tomorrow’s Challenges, Today – Crystal Group Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

Offering integrated solutions that are tailored to meet the exact needs of clients, Crystal Group incorporates emerging technologies, cybersecurity, environmental performance ...

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May 20, 2022 | Business Support

Support Local Eateries and Servers this National Waitstaff Day

​Whether you're dining out for a weekend brunch or celebrating special occasions with your loved ones, the people who make these treasured outings that much more enjoyable a...

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Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference

May 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Alliant Energy, the city of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Host Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference May 24-25

Alliant Energy, the city of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are hosting the Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference, Tuesday, May 24 and Wedn...

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May 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Wired for Quality Growth – Timberline Manufacturing Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

​Employee-owned, quality-focused, future-driven. Timberline Manufacturing prides itself on being hyper-focused on a strong foundational message - “How do we GROW?” The s...

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May 16, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cedar Rapids Getting Global Attention for Serious Expansions

​The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and there’s a sense of growth in the air as we try to shake off cooler weather, but for the Economic Development (ED) tea...

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May 12, 2022 | Community Development

Volunteer for the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to help bring one of Cedar Rapids’ most anticipated annual events to life? Early Saturday mornings, before the sun rises and the city is...

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May 12, 2022 | Public Policy

Regional Advocacy Efforts Provide Results

At a press conference in March, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the creation of the Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Fund (ICAIF). This $100 million program, originatin...

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May 12, 2022 | Membership

Communicating to All Members in Many Ways

​This edition of the Economic Alliance Report marks the four-year anniversary of a partnership with the Corridor Business Journal. Our Team puts in a ton of effort each mont...

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May 12, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Young Professionals Connect with Reasons to Stay in ICR Iowa Post-Graduation

​In March a group of students from Coe College, with interests in political science, economics, accounting, and business administration, among other fields, joined Economic ...

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Midwest Metal Products

May 10, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

A Reputation Automated in Excellence – Midwest Metal Products Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

From a humble start in a small garage in Swisher, to a full-service manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, Midwest Metal Products has served a wide range of industries in our...

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