Introducing 2019’s Best of the Corridor (Parts 1&2)

Nearly 3,000 people voted in our 2019 Best of the Corridor awards program, and we have tallied the results to bring you this year’s list of the best the region has to offer.

Recent News

Iowa City is literally moving on up, with several high-rise buildings already transforming the skyline and the potential for more to come.

Former governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a panel of Iowa business leaders traveled to Cedar Rapids recently to call on Congress to approve the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade pact (USMCA).

For businesses seeking to grow in Iowa’s fast-evolving brewing, winemaking and distilling industries, one of the biggest challenges is buying and coordinating the delivery of ingredients. A Corridor startup hopes to change that.

In the years since the Great Recession, the stock market has roared back to life, unemployment has bottomed out and the good times are rolling like never before – but not everyone is feeling so positive. We explore how jobs have changed over the past decade in part 4 of the CBJ’s special workforce series, (un)Hired Help.

After receiving help from Kirkwood Community College with a site to train its operators, wind turbine analytics company BladeEdge had a chance to repay the favor this spring.


Tough questions for ICR Iowa

July 17, 2019

CBJ Editorial
When the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance finally came together in 2016 to create a joint venture to increase regional economic awareness and cooperation, we were its biggest champion. But two years later, we have some tough questions.

Economic optimism holds for major Iowa companies

July 17, 2019

By Georgia Van Gundy | Guest Column
As we reflect on state workforce trends and the Iowa Business Council’s economic outlook for the year, it’s fair to say while the labor shortage continues to be a priority, the state is in a position of strength.

How social media is humanizing journalism

July 3, 2019

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
It’s no secret to TV news directors and the behavior consultants who help them shape the news that audiences long for a connection with the people who report it.

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