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  • Digital Talent Attraction and Cedar Valley Branding in 2020

    Digital Talent Attraction and Cedar Valley Branding in 2020

    posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    Iowa needs more people – perceptions and resources are crucial. “There are more than 80,000 job openings across the state of Iowa, and it underscores the strength of our labor market,” said Gov. Reynolds. This barrier is not exclusive to Iowa or the Midwest but is one impacting all fifty states.

  • Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Blue Team

    Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Blue Team

    posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    The 2019-2020 Cedar Valley Leadership Institute (CVLI) class is in full swing! Over the next seven-month class will be learning about their community. We are excited for this group of talented individuals to grow personally, professionally and increase their knowledge of their community through this eight month course!

  • Spectra Venue Management Hired to Manage Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

    Spectra Venue Management Hired to Manage Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

    posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in The Cedar Valley Community

    Last night (Monday, January 13) Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously to hire Spectra Venue Management to manage downtown Waterloo's Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Spectra Venue Management is a Philadelphia-based company, that recently purchased and started renovating the adjoining hotel.

  • 2020 Legislative Session – Setting the Scene

    2020 Legislative Session – Setting the Scene

    posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Government Affairs

    The 2020 Iowa General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 13. Grow Cedar Valley advocates for smart pro-business policies on a continuous basis that support our priority of economic growth for the Cedar Valley and for Iowa. In 2020, our advocacy efforts at the state level will be focused in three broad areas: talent development, attraction and education; economic development; and transportation, infrastructure and connectivity

  • Access Systems Cedar Falls Named Branch of the Year

    Access Systems Cedar Falls Named Branch of the Year

    posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    Access Systems is proud to recognize their Cedar Falls location as Branch of the Year at their annual Christmas party in December. The team was at the top with an average of 36% growth in every area – print, IT and phones.

  • BerganKDV Earns 2019 Human Capital Management Partner of the Year Award from Kronos

    BerganKDV Earns 2019 Human Capital Management Partner of the Year Award from Kronos

    posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    During the Kronos 12th Annual Partner Community Workshop in Orlando, Florida, BerganKDV was presented with the 2019 Human Capital Management Partner of the Year award. The award, which is the top award given at the conference, is based on exceptional year-over-year growth, operational excellence and a consistent top-ten ranking within the Kronos network.

  • Waterloo Ranked Top City in U.S. for Economic Advancement

    Waterloo Ranked Top City in U.S. for Economic Advancement

    posted on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Economic Development

    In a recent article released by LendEDU, Waterloo has been recognized as one of the best positioned cities for #economicadvancement in the new decade! Analyzing nearly 400 U.S. cities on a variety of socioeconomic factors deemed important for economic success in the new decade, Waterloo ranked #134 specifically.

  • Grow Cedar Valley supports SECURE Act to help small business

    Grow Cedar Valley supports SECURE Act to help small business

    posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Government Affairs

    Last week Grow Cedar Valley President & CEO, Cary Darrah, signed to support the SECURE Act along with other Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executive members, a policy that if passed would provide small businesses expanded opportunity to offer retirement packages to their employees.

  • Two Local Companies Invest $27 Million Dollars in Waterloo Projects Receive State Support

    posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Economic Development

    Lincoln Savings Bank and Warren Transport were awarded $27M combined in tax reimbursement from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) for the companies projects in Waterloo.

  • Diversity & Perceptions are KEY to Growing Population

    Diversity & Perceptions are KEY to Growing Population

    posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Economic Development

    WORKFORCE was the headliner in Iowa Economic Development and Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham's presentation on Tuesday morning. It comes as no surprise to many, if not all, Cedar Valley businesses that questions such as, "How do I find workers to fill our positions?" is a real and consistent issue plaguing the future of our businesses. Durham emphasizes that diversity and perception are the biggest factors contributing to Iowa's workforce shortage.