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Yearly Archives: 2019

UTC, Raytheon merger raises more questions than answers

Operating for less than a year under the umbrella of United Technologies Corp., the employees of Collins Aerospace could soon have a new corporate parent.

Eco-entrepreneurship fuels Mostafavi and Ecocare Supply

It started out four and a half years ago with a small idea – helping businesses find products that would reduce paper and plastic waste – by an immigrant who was looking to make a difference.

BLX delivers its first Fastest Growing title

Whether it’s delivering parts for a rocket launch or rushing stage stairs to the Super Bowl, BLX Expedited Carriers have made a name for themselves by understanding their customers’ extreme need for speed.

2019’s Fastest list raises the bar

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Companies list returns for 2019 with a dozen new faces and a shining new record at the top.

Prospect Meadows throws out its first pitch

The bats are swinging and the pitches are flying – at least between rain storms – at the new Prospect Meadows softball and baseball complex northeast of Marion.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Lisa Bluder

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Lisa Bluder, head coach of the University of Iowa women’s basketball team, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Untangling the future of technology

At the CBJ’s Tech Untangled event, held May 16 at the Hotel at Kirkwood, local experts presented TED-style talks on five emerging technologies that have the potential to impact everyone in business, including blockchain, automated vehicle tech, 5G networks, virtual reality and edtech.

NL startup makes scoring the complex simple

Scoring essays, portfolios, presentations and other open-ended measures of knowledge and ability has traditionally been a complex process involving many costly hours of human labor. North Liberty-based startup MZ Development hopes to change that.

Can beer save Iowa’s small towns?

In Central City, there’s a general feeling that something needs to happen to fill the half-empty rows of storefronts in the downtown area. In past years, the answer might have been an antique mall or a co-working space, but these days, it just may be a brewery.

Blockbuster project arrives for CR’s ‘Banjo block’

The $32 million redevelopment of Cedar Rapids’ “Banjo block” is expected to help achieve a critical mass of downtown residents and accelerate redevelopment of surrounding properties, city leaders said in a preliminary review of a big incentive package.




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