Higher commodity prices boost ag outlook for 2021

A pair of keen observers closely attuned to the Iowa ag economy — and its tendrils stretching across the nation and around the globe — see bright months ahead for the state’s farmers and agribusinesses.

Recent News

In the latest episode of “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” Tom and Ryan Heiar discuss motorcycles and football as well as North Liberty’s past as a bedroom community and its rapid growth. Presented by West Bank.

Kalona Creamery has moved production of its cream-top yogurt from Wisconsin to Iowa, sourcing milk from local Amish and Mennonite families.

Scratching a niche

January 19, 2021

Could the Corridor’s manufacturing future belong to smaller companies competing in niche consumer markets – organic lip balm, maybe?

Seeding the field

January 19, 2021

Leaders at Williamsburg-based Kinze Manufacturing remain optimistic about the future.

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with Kim Lehrman, CEO of Communications Engineering Co., about learning the importance of being a general rather than a sergeant in the latest episode of “Real Success.” Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Consulting

Helping CR businesses

December 14, 2020

CBJ Editorial
While many communities do this, it was nice to see the city of Cedar Rapids survey a portion of its business community and ask what it can do to help after the devastating derecho.

Building your family’s media budget for 2021

December 14, 2020

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Your family’s media budget for 2021 deserves planning, but the calculus for media budgeting has changed considerably over the past few decades.

Learning from ICR’s failure

November 16, 2020

CBJ Editorial
The joint economic development venture between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City was supposed to attract businesses and talent, foster cooperation and ultimately create an economic development organization uniting both ends of the Corridor.

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