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Sobering statistics

CBJ Editorial We were disappointed, but not surprised, that about 12% of Iowa small and medium-sized businesses went out of business and 20% reduced employment due to the pandemic, according to a February survey by Facebook of 227 businesses.

UIHC’s pro-business ethos

CBJ Editorial The University of Iowa has had a love-hate relationship with the business community for decades.

Changing tide of capitalism

CBJ Editorial Over the past several years there has been a change by some of the larger corporations and their leaders to push for more direction and regulation of companies to meet certain mandates perpetuated largely by political correctness.

Listen to Janet Yellen

To best gauge how legislation might impact public policy, it is often useful to listen to experts who have no stake in the outcome. In...

Preserve the caucus impact

CBJ Editorial  The vote-counting debacle surrounding last week’s Iowa Democratic caucuses has resulted in much hand wringing and finger pointing. Already, pundits are calling for Iowa...

Don’t fear the new year

CBJ Editorial With stock markets at record highs and unemployment near record lows, it seems odd that the business community is entering the new decade...

Let’s really merge economic development

CBJ Editorial An old adage says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. This adage can...

Highway 30 bypass brings us together

CBJ Editorial  The quiet opening last month of the Highway 30 Mount Vernon-Lisbon Bypass is a reminder of the importance of Iowa’s second-busiest cross-state route...

The right choice on Cargill’s ask

CBJ Editorial  Cargill has three manufacturing facilities in Cedar Rapids, where it employs about 600 and uses 200 contract employees. The food processing giant is one...

Filling a void in Corridor leadership

CBJ Editorial Next month we will publish the CBJ’s annual list of the most influential people in the region. This well-read list is something that...

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