(Un)Hired Help: Digging into Iowa’s workforce skills gap

In this six-part, members-first series, the CBJ is exploring the causes and symptoms of Iowa’s worker shortage, and whether it’s likely to be a long-term, systemic issue or a transient one that will disappear during the next recession.

Recent News

The University of Iowa is home to top-flight researchers and facilities – but what exactly are they coming up with? The CBJ explores the UI’s patent success in recent years.

Former Hawkeye basketballer Jon Darsee is returning to Iowa to lead the university’s innovation efforts. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Darsee for an exclusive interview.

Growth is likely to slow in 2019 compared to last year’s blockbuster pace, and while a recession is coming — eventually — it almost certainly won’t be this year.

Iowa farmers, manufacturers are looking for prosperity signals as trade talks continue.

David Collins comes to Washington from Park Rapids, Minnesota, where one leader credits him for the “dramatic economic growth and im­provement our community experienced from 2006 through 2018.”


The importance of growing our talent pool

February 12, 2019

By Jen Daly / Guest Column
Where can we find employees? It’s a phrase our ICR Iowa team hears weekly from employers large and small throughout Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) region.

Are you making an impact with your PR?

February 4, 2019

By Betsy McCloskey / Guest Column
Measuring success has long been the Achilles’ heel of public relations. While it is true that it’s hard to correlate PR efforts directly to sales results, that doesn’t mean you can’t measure success.

Media matters – then and now

February 4, 2019

Introducing the CBJ’s rebooted media column, The Fifth Estate, by Joe Coffey.

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