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Coe makes right choice

Congratulations to Coe College and its board of trustees for selecting David Hayes as its 16th president. Mr. Hayes succeeds David McInally, who retired...

Pappajohn’s amazing legacy

We continue to believe that entrepreneurialism should be the primary economic development strategy for the Corridor region and the state of Iowa. Of course,...

Small town, big win

Attention for big projects and economic development wins (and losses) tend to get overemphasized in larger urban markets like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids....

11 ways to find the leader in your organization  

When I ask search committees for competencies or qualities they feel are critical in their next hire, I always hear people express the need...

Employers’ vaccine mandate unwise

We agree with President Joe Biden that nearly all Americans should get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, until that happens, or until we develop herd...

Another regional visioning effort

The Corridor region has traditionally struggled to come up with a clear regional vision or economic development strategy. Still, a new effort called Envision...

The CBJ evolves

There are several changes coming to the CBJ. The new, glossy paper format that you may be reading with this special issue (unless you...

Changing the health care landscape

The landscape of the region’s ultra-competitive health care industry got a jolt last week when the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ application for...

Winnebago’s troubling move

The iconic Winnebago Industries, based in Forest City, Iowa, announced last week that its corporate headquarters is moving from Iowa to Minnesota, underscoring a...

Making growth a priority

The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor region is growing. Unfortunately, that isn’t something most of the rest of the state of Iowa can say. Iowa’s growth...

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