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  • 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.

  • Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Red Team

    Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Red Team

    posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Grow Cedar Valley

    The 2019-2020 Cedar Valley Leadership Institute (CVLI) class is in full swing! Get to meet the members of the RedTeam! 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!

  • 122,500 Minutes Read In Waterloo Bucks Reading Program

    122,500 Minutes Read In Waterloo Bucks Reading Program

    posted on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    This year the Waterloo Buck's Reading Program encourage kids in the Cedar Valley to pick up a book and read. By encouraging kids to reach the programs recorded 122,500 minutes read and reaching over 3,000 kids in the Cedar Valley community.

  • Otto Schoitz Foundation Awards $803,290 to Cedar Valley Organizations

    Otto Schoitz Foundation Awards $803,290 to Cedar Valley Organizations

    posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    The Otto Schoitz Foundation awarded $803,290 to organizations aligned with its mission of improving the health and well-being of the Cedar Valley. Fall 2019 awards will impact more than 24,000 citizens, with a focus on health, human services and education.

  • Access Systems Named #1 Top Workplace in Iowa

    Access Systems Named #1 Top Workplace in Iowa

    posted on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    Access Systems was named the #1 Top Workplace in the mid-sized company category and recognized for their “Direction” by the Des Moines Register. This year marks the fifth year in a row Access Systems has been named an Iowa Top Workplace and only the second year in the mid-sized category.

  • Representing the Cedar Valley in Denver, CO

    Representing the Cedar Valley in Denver, CO

    posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Grow Cedar Valley

    Earlier this week Grow Cedar Valley team members, Aaron Jarnagin, and Will Frost, made the trip out to Denver, CO to attend the Iowan Project meetup to connect with Iowa ex-pats.

  • John Deere Tractor Museum Named Best Museum in Iowa

    John Deere Tractor Museum Named Best Museum in Iowa

    posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 in The Cedar Valley Community

    Budget Magazine released their list of best museums in every state earlier this fall, naming the Cedar Valley's John Deere Tractor Museum Iowa's best museum!

  • University Ave Wins International Award

    University Ave Wins International Award

    posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Investor Highlights

    “This is a great accomplishment for the city,” said Stephanie Houk Sheetz, Cedar Falls Director of Community Development. “With almost 600 overall entries from around the globe, including 58 in Roads and Highways, it was extremely competitive.