Rediscovering your own hometown

One Cedar Rapids native reflects.

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Future cities

Leading thoughts on new urbanism, curated by Ben Kaplan

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Innovation Index

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

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Community conversations

More than 20 convenings, countless ah-ha moments. Our first year of community engagement and conversations.
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A conversation series exploring the factors that shape a startup community. Will we be in a position to support a successful startup world in the next five, 10 or 20 years?

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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.

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Resources for immigrant business owners in Iowa

There are abundant resources for business owners in Iowa, offering advice, mentorship, services or cold hard cash. But as we learned at our visit to the Mini Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit in Cedar Rapids, the same resources might not work well for all founders. With... read more

Through our collaboration with local and national partners, we explore solutions and opportunities in our areas of intent.

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