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Yearly Archives: 2019

Iowa as an edtech hub? New report says it could be

A new study on Iowa’s edtech potential concludes the state could add more than 1,000 additional highly paid tech jobs over the next five years by coordinating resources to bolster what is already a booming sector of the state’s economy.

Meet your new coworker: the cobot

A new class of industrial robot is on the way – and yes, they will be taking human jobs.

How to win the retirement tax game

As they look forward to the day when they can finally kick back and use that retirement nest egg, many Iowans assume that their annual tax liability will finally ease. But that may not be the case

Take the 2019 Leaders Survey

The Corridor Business Journal has launched its third-annual Leaders Survey, a members- and subscribers-only opportunity to weigh in on the state of business in the Corridor.

Riverview Plaza brings flooded area back to life

Coralville developer Watts Group is beginning the third and final phase of Riverview Plaza, which has transformed a flood-damaged area on one of the city’s busiest arteries into a city block of apartments and retail.

ICAD puts the focus on behind-the-scenes successes

Trust was the theme of the day at the Iowa City Area Development Group’s 35th annual meeting, a celebration of accomplishments and hopes for the future held at the Walker Homestead in Iowa City on Oct. 2.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: David Sorg

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with David Sorg, principal with Cedar Rapids-based OPN Architects, to talk creativity and design in the latest edition of Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Fleet Farm charts a different path among big-boxes

The sheer size of the Corridor’s first Fleet Farm store, which opened Sept. 17 in Edgewood Town Center in Cedar Rapids, seems to beg the question: Is the brick-and-mortar retail party going to crank back up again?

Inside the hacker’s mind

“A hacker is somebody who has a strong grasp on technology as well as security … and they have a huge amount of confidence,” Zach Zaffis, ProCircular’s security engineer and offensive security specialist, told attendees of the CBJ’s fifth-annual Cybersecurity Breakfast.

P&G revisiting its relocation plans in Iowa City

More than a year and a half ago, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble announced it would cut 500 jobs at its Iowa City facility. Now, the company says it is making “some adjustments” and plans to actually hire up to 100 additional workers.




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