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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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May 5, 2022 | Business Support

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations: Many Local Options to Choose From!

​It may not be an official U.S. holiday, but don’t tell that to most people in Eastern Iowa. Cinco de Mayo has grown in popularity in the past several years and this year,...

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Eastern Iowa Airport FLYCID

May 5, 2022 | Business Support

CID Airport Cargo Soaring to New Heights

​When most people hear the word airport, they visualize travel, vacations, and business trips. However, around the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) people are not the only thing g...

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May 2, 2022 | Business Support

Growing the Connection, Together.

​Creating connections, one person at a time. That’s the ImOn Communication’s purpose as they plan to cover the entire Cedar Rapids community and beyond by 2024. “The ...

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April 28, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Ignite ICR Lights Up Again for 2022

​Businesses, organizations and interns, here’s an announcement that will get you fired up! After several years of less-than-normal circumstances, we are excited to announc...

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Race for the space

April 27, 2022 | Community Development

New Competition Races into Downtown Cedar Rapids in 2022

​They say opportunity knocks softly. A new competition is coming to downtown Cedar Rapids in 2022, and it’s an opportunity knocking pretty loudly. Race for the Space is a...

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April 20, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

A Vital Workforce Cog in Kirkwood Community College

​Living in Iowa, its likely you categorize as either a Hawkeye fan or a Cyclone fan. When it comes to NFL football, maybe a Packers, Chiefs, Bears, or Vikings fan. Or perhap...

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Inclusive ICR DEI Index

April 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Free DEI Assessment Open for Area Businesses

Inclusive ICR, a regional coalition with a mission to grow diversity and inclusion in the workforce throughout the region, has announced the launch of a free Diversity, Equity...

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April 8, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cutting Edge Technology Ensures a Positive Workplace Culture at New Leader Manufacturing

​New hardware is coming to New Leader Manufacturing as they continue to look for ways to help address workforce issues and ensure a positive workplace culture. This cutting ...

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April 6, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

LFS Youth Class of 2022 Welcomes New Neighbors and New Opportunities

​Opening the eyes of the community’s younger generation to the many opportunities, resources, and people in the Cedar Rapids metro area is one of the goals of The Leadersh...

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March 28, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

“Leeping” Success for Workforce Heroes

​Workforce: the “W” word that’s been heavily lingering top of mind for months on end. If only the solution were as simple as blasting a “W” light signal in the sky...

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March 11, 2022 | Business Support

Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2022 – 5 Stars From the City of Five Seasons

​The most scrumptious time of the year has come and gone, leaving plates clean, bellies full, and many diners and restaurants fulfilled and extremely happy. While Cedar Rapi...

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