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Little Miss Finance

March 15, 2024 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories

Little Miss Finance Cultivates Connections and Financial Education

Malia Gudenkauf, Founder of Little Miss Finance, came across her calling to become a financial educator after she graduated from college. ...

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Economic Alliance Team at Annual Meeting

February 7, 2024 | Business Support, Membership

The Strongest Core Yet. Economic Alliance Celebrates Greatest Membership Growth in Organization History

A word that describes the heart of the organization. The year 2023 marks the history books as being the strongest membership growth ever in the organization’s 13-year histor...

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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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Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance in Cedar Rapids

October 31, 2023 | Membership

There Are Many Reasons to Support the Economic Alliance

Ask Kevin Platz, CEO of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS about the value of being a Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance member, and he’ll share a long list. ...

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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance on Banks of Cedar River

October 17, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

Unlocking Success: How Joining the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Can Help Your Business

Are you ready to take your business to new heights and unlock its full potential for growth? Look no further than the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance! We are thrilled to ...

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Pappajohn and Fellows

May 4, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Leads the Startup Charge

When John and Mary Pappajohn created the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa (Iowa JPEC) in 1996, John urged the team to educate and train as many ...

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Mo Nasraddin with The KETO Kitchen in Downtown Cedar Rapids

February 3, 2023 | Business Support, Downtown Cedar Rapids, Economic Development

The KETO Kitchen Gets Jump Start to Open in Downtown Cedar Rapids

Mo Nasraddin personally connects to living a healthier lifestyle by embracing the Keto diet. Now he’s brought healthy food to downtown Cedar Rapids with the opening of The K...

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Alliant Energy Logo

November 29, 2022 | Business Support

Alliant Energy’s Solar Garden Reservations Near Capacity

​With a recent solar block subscription by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 75% of Alliant Energy’s Cedar Rapids Community Solar Garden solar blocks are now ...

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The YMCA Logo

November 23, 2022 | Business Support

YMCA – An Amazing Space

​Many members of our community are navigating obstacles and challenges in their every day lives, and the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA gives them an amazing space to navigate it a...

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A man wearing a blue shirt

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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Nikki Wilcox

February 24, 2022 | Membership

Welcome Nikki Wilcox to the Economic Alliance Team as Communications Director

Nikki Wilcox has recently joined the Economic Alliance team as the new Communications Director with over 14 years of marketing experience. She oversees the organization’s co...

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A man wearing a blue shirt

February 24, 2022 | Membership

Now, Where Were We?

You know how a conversation, task or errand can get interrupted by something out of the blue? You drop everything and your full attention goes to solving an unexpected and urg...

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