Another pillar threatened

CBJ Editorial
ACT, the Iowa City-based testing company, is experiencing challenges from both the pandemic and a move by some colleges and universities away from standardized testing.

Checking in on fact-checking outrage

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Access to fact-based information is a human right that is vital to civil society and public health.

Giving government grace

CBJ Editorial
Rarely do we defend government and its legislative or executive actions because all too often they generate unintended consequences or simply fail to solve the problem.

Repositioning your business with the 5 Ps

By Maurie Cashman | Guest Column
Repositioning your business for the new COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 environment will be critical to its continued success.

‘Better together’ is right message

CBJ Editorial
We have continually been impressed by the collaboration and vision of Johnson County’s economic development organizations and their leaders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has shaken our economic pillars

CBJ Editorial
Our region could be due for a economic realignment if the University of Iowa and Collins Aerospace continue to face serious financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banking on public relations in a digital world

By Betsy McCloskey
In 2020, most customers no longer require human interaction to complete their everyday banking transactions, so banks are re-polishing their brands and focusing on increasing their visibility and imaging for maximum impact in the ever-changing marketplace.

Regionalism takes a step back

CBJ Editorial
ICR Iowa, the joint venture between the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD), is on its last leg, but can be fixed with deep introspection and new leadership.

Bracing for bad numbers

CBJ Editorial
“We are going to see economic data for the second quarter that’s worse than any data we’ve seen for the economy,” Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said last week.

15 ways to support local journalism now

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
News that the Gannett-owned Iowa City Press-Citizen will no longer be managed locally is worth your consideration as a member of the business community.

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