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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mid-Year Economic Review: 10 Biggest Stories of 2016

Despite a volatile stock market and the Brexit vote, the Corridor has seen improved home sales, strong retail leasing and a lot of real estate development. We rounded up the biggest stories of the Corridor’s first half to get a better sense of how the year is shaping up.

Mid-Year Economic Review: Corridor stocks paced markets in first half

After a volatile start to the beginning of 2016, markets have rallied and are up by about 6 percent at mid-year, with many of the Corridor’s publically traded companies riding the wave.

Simpson Furniture reupholsters as Art Van

Seventy years after the business’s first location opened, Simpson Furniture in Coralville and its flagship location in Cedar Falls have been sold to Michigan-based furniture dealer Art Van.

Best of the Corridor: McGrath motors away

Best of the Corridor wins in fleet sales and automotive service reflect the customer-centric culture at the McGrath Family of Dealerships, the growing family of new and used automotive dealerships in Eastern Iowa.

2016’s Best of the Corridor

It’s that exciting time of the year again when we honor the best businesses in Iowa’s Creative Corridor, as chosen by our readers. Find our complete list of winners here.

Best of the Corridor: RSM branches out, wins big

CBJ readers named the firm as the best source for business consulting, IT support and investment services in the publication’s recent Best of the Corridor voting.

New sales model drives growth for Infinity

As the former Infinity Contact begins its 20th year, it’s declared war on the status quo. Once a contact center, the company earlier this year reorganized as a business-to-business sales agency compensated on a revenue-share model, and rebranded as Infinity Delivers.

E-bikes outride ‘cheating’ stigma in Iowa

In Iowa, where many consider crossing the state by pedal power a badge of honor, the idea of adding an electric motor to a bike has been slow to catch on.

Corridor manufacturers bringing jobs back

More agile processes and better quality control are helping Corridor companies onshore production work and jobs that were previously lost to Asia.




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