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January 28, 2022 | Public Policy

Public Policy Priorities Revealed

​In December, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Business Partnership announced our 2022 public policy priorities for the ICR region. After months o...

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December 21, 2021 | Business Support

Last Minute Buy Local Gift Ideas

Economic Alliance unveils "Our Favorite Things" - A Business List for Last Minute Gift Buying...

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Let's Rally buy give grow

December 16, 2021 | Business Support

Buy. Give. Grow. – A Community Effort to Keep Things Local This Holiday Season

Buy. Give. Grow. highlights 15 selected businesses and organizations and the unique products and services they bring to our area. We ask that you consider these places to dona...

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October 18, 2021 | Business Support

LFS Classes of 2022 Off to a Busy Start

​All three of the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Classes of 2022 are off to a sprinting start! Each group is eager and excited to learn more about the community they live...

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July 28, 2021 | Community Development

Cedar Rapids Lights Up With Façade Improvements

​Each year, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance facilitates a façade improvement program intended to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Su...

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May 25, 2021 | Community Development

Buying Local: Business to Business

​The Economic Alliance aims to increase business-to-business local spending and throughout this year will feature the services of member businesses and the economic impact c...

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May 25, 2021 | Business Support

Quarterly Economic Development Programs Introduce Emerging Business Trends

​The Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies, and to help businesses succeed. We set a strategic goal in 2021 to suppo...

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August 20, 2018 | Leadership for Five Seasons

Leadership Component Reimagined for Adult Class of 2019

​Each August, 35 of the best and brightest leaders in our community embark on a ten-month journey known as the Leadership for Five Seasons Adult program. Leadership for Five...

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