Commercial Real Estate

Xtream Arena and Green State Family Fieldhouse ArenaCo is a non-profit community development corporation formed in 2017 to own and operate the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse. ArenaCo, a separate entity from the City of Coralville, is led by a seven-member board of directors. The corporation is eligible to apply for funding not available […]

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Collaboration

Iowa EdTech Collaborative The Iowa EdTech Collaborative is a network of internationally-known education companies, successful EdTech startups, academic and education stakeholders, and economic development leaders who are working collectively to grow human-centered lifelong learning in the State of Iowa. Together, we’re building on Iowa’s existing base of larger in-state companies and notable research-and-development assets at area […]

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Community Vision

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Through professional philanthropic services, strategic investments, and community leadership, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation connects donors who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization with assets totaling more than $194 million and over 1,000 different charitable funds, large and small, established by […]

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The Driver

The Driver award is given to an individual who has identified a creative solution that fills a gap in critical resources. Kate Moreland AFFILIATION https://iowacityareadevelopment.com Kate Moreland is the President and CEO of the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and is inspired by the opportunities to drive innovation in all areas of economic and […]

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Infrastructure

ImOn Communications ImOn Communications provides high-speed Internet, cable TV, and telephone services to residents and businesses in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha, and Internet and phone services in Iowa City, Coralville and Dubuque, Iowa. ImOn was the first to introduce fiber-to-the-home services in Cedar Rapids in 2011 and residential gigabit service in 2015. As part […]

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Rebuilding

Monarch Research Project for Planting Forward Monarch Research Project is a catalyst for action among public-private partnerships and local landowners, focusing efforts on a controlled community of interest (Linn County). The “lessons learned” create a playbook on how communities across America can create living landscapes sufficient enough to flatten the steep downward trend in the […]

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Economic Support

NewBo Co The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, Inc. (NewBoCo) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy. https://newbo.co/ Interview with NewBo Co […]

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Restaurant

Vivian’s Soul Food Vivian’s Soul Food opened in June 2017 by husband and wife duo, Jerome and Briana Smallwood. Originally operating out of a quaint diner, the business has accomplished extreme growth and success based on the foundational goals to change generational cycles in their family by being first-gen business owners; and to challenge stereotypes […]

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Trailblazer

The Trailblazer award is given to a seasoned corporate citizen who has led several community-wide initiatives resulting in substantial benefit to the region. Kim Becicka AFFILIATION https://www.kirkwood.edu/ Dr. Kim Becicka has served as the Vice President for Continuing Education and Training Services for Kirkwood Community College (KCC) for the past eleven years.  She has more […]

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Innovation

NewBo City Market NewBo City Market is a dynamic public space promoting health, happiness, and well-being in the heart of the New Bohemia District near downtown Cedar Rapids. As a gathering place, business incubator, and event center, NewBo City Market services many different needs for a wide spectrum of people from diverse backgrounds and organizations. […]

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