Moving beyond a bedroom community

Robins’ development initiative seeks to broaden city’s economic base

Robins Mayor Chuck Hinz (left) looks on as economic development director Greg Neumeyer speaks to the Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club April 4. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT
For decades, the city of Robins has been the virtual epitome of a Corridor bedroom community. Incorporated in 1911 and nestled between Hiawatha and Toddville, north of Cedar Rapids, the city’s population has nearly quadrupled in the past three decades, from 955 residents in 1990 to 3,353 in 2020. Yet the growth has been almost […]
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