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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Get ready for the IRS’ new ‘campaign’ approach

Larger business taxpayers will be seeing new IRS examination strategies this year as the nation’s tax collector strives to become more effective on a limited budget.

Mayor sees strong momentum in Marion

Marion will see progress on a new public library, an eco industrial park, a new YMCA and community recreation center, the Prospect Meadows baseball complex and several major economic development projects in 2017, Mayor Nick AbouAssaly said during his second state of the city address.

Coralville considers ‘international village’ development

Southeast Coralville could become home to a new mixed-use “international village,” replete with shops, a retirement community and a hotel under a plan being considered by city staff and council members.

Future of Retail, Part I: Corridor riding the e-commerce wave

The largest retail operation in the Corridor isn’t a big-box Walmart, Costco or Mernards store. It’s the 614,000-square-foot Nordstrom Direct fulfillment center that sits on 46 acres of rolling prairie on 18th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

Ahmann Companies ‘Pivot’ into real estate sales

By Dave DeWitte
Ahmann Companies has launched a commercial real estate firm, Pivot Real Estate, with the goal of becoming even more of a one-stop shop for buyers and developers.

Rockwell Collins unit watching the tropical skies

A Rockwell Collins business unit will have an extremely interested audience for its annual hurricane season forecast this May at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Keeping connected with IT when disaster arrives

Business continuity planning can go a long way during a disaster, as UFG discovered during the September 2016 flood evacuation of its downtown Cedar Rapids headquarters.

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