When the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance finally came together in 2016 to create a joint venture to increase regional economic awareness and cooperation, we were its biggest champion. But two years later, we have some tough questions.
By Georgia Van Gundy | Guest Column
As we reflect on state workforce trends and the Iowa Business Council’s economic outlook for the year, it’s fair to say while the labor shortage continues to be a priority, the state is in a position of strength.
By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
It’s no secret to TV news directors and the behavior consultants who help them shape the news that audiences long for a connection with the people who report it.
By Anna Patty | Guest Column
Once upon a time, we could spend Thanksgiving enjoying time with family and relaxing in the afternoon. Today, that’s often not the case.
For as long as we can remember, University of Iowa leaders have been trying to figure out economic development and the role the institution should play regionally and statewide.
By Tim Charles / Health Care Column
First and last breaths are taken inside hospitals every day, and from those beautiful first moments to the melancholy last, medicine has an important role along the way. Medicine makes it possible to achieve and maintain good health.
The recent announcement that Collins’ parent company, United Technologies Corp., plans to merge with defense contractor Raytheon to create an aerospace giant in the same league as Boeing and Airbus had us surprisingly ambivalent.
By Betsy McCloskey | Guest Column
The value of public relations can be hard for people to grasp, especially in this data-driven world. While there are ways to measure PR, the value goes beyond the numbers. PR is an investment in your brand, your reputation and your company.
The Corridor Business Journal was again privileged to host the annual Fastest Growing Companies awards event last week. The companies recognized are the “gazelles” that are creating the jobs and the wealth that economic development and public officials covet.
By Gale Mote | Guest column
We know teams make better, faster decisions. When a group creates an environment that respects the diverse skills, talents and viewpoints of its members, great outcomes can happen.