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Inclusive ICR launches free diversity, equity and inclusion assessment for area employers

*This story was originally posted on April 18* Inclusive ICR, a regional coalition with a mission to grow diversity and inclusion in the workforce throughout...
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Opinion: Cancel the ICR Iowa brand

When a business has a product, service or brand that isn’t being embraced, typically leaders of the business will either change, sell or cancel...
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ICR Iowa continues with modifications

CBJ Editorial Since the pandemic started there has been a noticeable quietness to the region’s economic development strategy.

Learning from ICR’s failure

The joint economic development venture between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City was supposed to attract businesses and talent, foster cooperation and ultimately create an...
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ICR Iowa reorganizing with focus on external marketing

An economic development venture launched three years ago to market the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area and attract talent to the region is reorganizing and...

CR goes it alone for a win

CBJ Editorial There had been tacit agreement that the region should collaborate on three priorities: business recruitment, workforce development and regional marketing. That was the...

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Kate Moreland

If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a vice president at a...

Regionalism takes a step back

CBJ Editorial  ICR Iowa, the joint venture between the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD), is on its last...

City leadership fills a void

CBJ Editorial  We don’t live in a perfectly cohesive region, but fortunately that hasn’t been a major impediment, because our regional economy is strong. One reason...

Annual brand confusion reins

CBJ Editorial  It’s the time of year for those annual meetings of economic development organizations in the Corridor, where members network and receive an update...

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