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Cargohab’s first container house offers sustainable style

The first cargo container house in Cedar Rapids, built by Cargohab, is about to hit the market with a strong statement about sustainability and smart design.

Home buyers, builders adjust to higher lumber costs

Record lumber prices are adding pressure to new home affordability in the Corridor even as builders see strong demand continuing in 2018 with mortgage interest rates remaining low.

Tax reform changes the affordable housing game

Sweeping tax reform enacted last month might have been great news for corporations who saw their tax rates lowered from 35 to 21 percent, but those same cuts are potentially disastrous to efforts to build more affordable housing both nationwide and in the Corridor.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Randy Ramlo

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Randy Ramlo, president and CEO of UFG Insurance, to talk sports, business and life lessons in the first edition of the CBJ’s new monthly feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

The story behind “Real Success”

CBJ contributor Nate Kaeding discusses the concept behind his newest Q&A collaboration with the CBJ and Flow Media, called “Real Success.”

New CBJ series: Working for a living

Wages are inching up, but so is the Creative Corridor’s cost of living. Just what does it take to make ends meet these days? Presenting the first of a three-part CBJ series ex­amining wages and affordability in the Corridor.

CBJ Q&A: Jennifer Daly

In an exclusive interview with the CBJ’s editorial board, Corridor Development President and CEO Jennifer Daly discusses the first steps in a new regional rebranding effort, the organization’s aggressive trade show schedule for 2018 and other steps on the new journey.

NextEra hints at early closure for Duane Arnold

The owner of the Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo says it may close the plant in 2025, about nine years earlier than its operating license is scheduled to expire.

Ditching law for a greener future

EcoCare Supply owner and founder Kaveh Mostafavi vividly recalls the shock that sent his career spinning in an entrepreneurial direction nine years ago.

Repour Wine Saver drawing big interest, sales

Tom Lutz calls the seven-month period since he introduced his Repour Wine Saver a “soft launch.” But during that time, the Cedar Rapids inventor and entrepreneur has sold nearly 200,000 units worldwide, attracted widespread industry acclaim and landed prime retail shelf space at more than 2,000 stores.

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