Monthly Archives: July 2011
BarcampICR, Startup Weekend, TEDx to promote entrepreneurship
Whirlpool, Roberts Dairy layoffs affect nearly 400 workers
Several area entities were awarded funding today by the Iowa Economic Development Board. AgSugar, Intermec projects were among those funded.
The University of Iowa Foundation is in the quiet phase of a comprehensive campaign to support recovery of the arts campus, which was crippled by the flood of 2008.
Kyle Larson is now president of Larson Tool and Machining in West Liberty. He made the shift from tool maker to business owner when his former employer planned to close the facility.
A new organization, called Seed Here, wants to help connect and grow entrepreneurs and creative communities in the Corridor.
Two established Cedar Rapids companies affected by the 2008 flood announced plans to build new facilities, while a third company that would be new to the area announced plans to locate a new operation there.
While there are plenty of places to buy books in the Corridor, local, independently owned booksellers in Iowa City say there is plenty of room, if not more, for the small, brick-and-mortar bookshops.