Monthly Archives: January 2019

Economic Forecast: When’s the recession?

Growth is likely to slow in 2019 compared to last year’s blockbuster pace, and while a recession is coming — eventually — it almost certainly won’t be this year.

Will Year of the Pig be good to Iowa?

Iowa farmers, manufacturers are looking for prosperity signals as trade talks continue.

New WEDG director brings strong track record to Washington

David Collins comes to Washington from Park Rapids, Minnesota, where one leader credits him for the “dramatic economic growth and im­provement our community experienced from 2006 through 2018.”

Marion Process Solutions sold to Chicago firm

Marion Process Solutions, one of the Cor­ridor’s oldest locally based manufactur­ers, has been acquired by a private equity firm in a move that’s expected to acceler­ate growth.

Tax pros lament lack of guidance as shutdown continues

Corridor tax professionals are growing more worried by the day that the ongoing government shutdown will hamper their ability to best apply last year’s tax code changes for business owners.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Pat McGrath

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Pat McGrath, president of McGrath Automotive Group, to talk cars and business in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by West Bank.

Introducing ‘Real Success,’ the podcast

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding introduces “Real Success,” the podcast – a monthly conversation with the Corridor’s “doers” and high-profile leaders. Listen to the pilot here.

Now hiring at the CBJ: Editorial assistant

The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) in North Liberty has an opening for a part-time (20 hours/week) Editorial Assistant, who will assist the CBJ’s news operations in producing its daily and weekly publications.

IWLC rebrands with a global vision

Cedar Rapids-based Iowa Women Lead Change is dropping “Iowa” from its name as it prepares to go national – and even global.

UnityPoint Health says goodbye to a longtime leader

Ted Townsend, who recently retired as president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids after a 16-year tenure, views his departure with a mix of relief “that I haven’t broken anything too big” and sadness “because I have loved what I do.”

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