ICDD: Winds of change sweeping downtown IC businesses

Even as they celebrated a long list of community improvements, some of the most successful events on record and strong fundraising, Downtown Iowa City leaders acknowledged it has been a tumultuous year for local businesses reeling from the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests.

Recent News

The Bohemian Hotel in Iowa City, once known as the Highlander Hotel, will officially open its doors this Friday.

The difficult business climate will continue to challenge the state’s largest companies through the end of the year, according to the latest Economic Outlook Survey released today by the Iowa Business Council (IBC).

Gov. Kim Reynolds and members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board discussed Friday how America’s recovery from COVID-19 will be driven by upskilling and reskilling the American worker.

Iowa City officials have closed a one-block stretch of North Linn Street in downtown Iowa City to make way for what area restaurateurs are calling the “Northside Outside.”

Corridor businesses have received nearly $15 million from an emergency grant program intended to toss a temporary lifeline to places hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


A survey worth your time

June 30, 2020

By Elliott Smith | Guest Column
It’s time to get counted, Iowa – the 2020 United States Census is underway.

Finding the path to racial justice

June 29, 2020

CBJ Editorial
We appear to be at a seminal point in our nation’s understanding of race relations and diversity.

The 4 P’s of selling a business

June 22, 2020

By Scott Bushkie | Guest Column
Marketers will sometimes talk about the four P’s (product, placement, price, promotion) of selling, making your company more desirable to buyers.

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