New Bohemia Station is really about to happen


After a shake up in the development team the mixed use New Bohemia Station is finally about to start construction.

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We're Stronger Together

Through Stronger Together, we’re telling the stories of Iowans who are in the working poor. Find out more about these members of our community.


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All the latest tech, startup and entrepreneurship news for Iowa’s Creative Corridor.


Three takeaways from our Innovation Expo conversation

The startup community in Eastern Iowa is ready to swing for the fences.

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More than 20 convenings, countless ah-ha moments. Our first year of community engagement and conversations.
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Creating narratives that are helpful in developing our region’s prosperity. We Create Here is a movement, with a mission of collaboration, context and hope for the future.


Stronger Together Video Diary Two

In this week’s video diary, I reflect on my week spending time with LaCresha Green and her family. We took the bus to Waypoint in Cedar Rapids. LaCresha and her sister, Bernadette, talk about jobs and assistance programs available to them. Previous coverage:... read more

Five urbanist goodreads for a cold Halloween weekend

Where Young College Grads are Choosing to Live – New York Times Even as Americans over all have become less likely to move, young, college-educated people continue to move at a high clip — about a million cross state lines each year, and these so-called young... read more

New Bohemia Station is really about to happen

It’s been a long time coming but New Bohemia Station is actually, finally, really about to get built. When the city asked for bids for the empty lot at the corner of 3rd Street and 11th Avenue SE it came down to two proposals. A four story mixed use building proposed... read more

Stronger Together Video Diary One

As part of an in-depth effort to understand the root causes, characteristics and solutions to the problem of poverty in Linn and Johnson Counties, the Gazette and We Create Here launched Stronger Together. Our goal is to tell the stories of people living in poverty to... read more

Five Urbanist Goodreads for the week of October 12

  What Keeps U.S. Mayors Awake At Night? – Next City Parse the mayors’ answers by size or wealth of the cities, and answers often align. However, slice by political party and more distinct variations come to light. When asked about their top two challenges,... read more

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