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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Big idea events coming up in Corridor

BarcampICR, Startup Weekend, TEDx to promote entrepreneurship

State groups respond to layoffs

Whirlpool, Roberts Dairy layoffs affect nearly 400 workers

State board approves awards to Corridor businesses

Several area entities were awarded funding today by the Iowa Economic Development Board. AgSugar, Intermec projects were among those funded.

UI Foundation prepares for arts campus campaign

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.

Partnerships allow manager to become entrepreneur

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.

Startup plans to encourage entrepreneurs

A new organization, called Seed Here, wants to help connect and grow entrepreneurs and creative communities in the Corridor.

Two established companies, 1 newcomer plan new facilities

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.

‘A good book town’

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.




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