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Brownfields Project Awarded $3 Million

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) officials awarded the Grand Crossings project $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in January 2015. The four-story building will include 68 units located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Westfield Avenue on the former Grand Hotel site near the TechWorks Campus.  More information on the Former [...]

2015 Cedar Valley Legislative Agenda for Economic Progress

2015 Cedar Valley Legislative Agenda for Economic Progress has been released.  The agenda is substantially the same as last year with modifications to address specific issues of interest to the Cedar Valley, and larger issues that will likely come up of state wide interest, such as: a)            Support funding for University Avenue reconstruction b)            Removing [...]

John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum Opens Doors December 2nd

WATERLOO, Iowa (November 24, 2014) – The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa opens its doors to the public December 2nd with a focus on engaging visitors in the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing at John Deere, especially in Iowa’s Cedar Valley. Deere said the December launch will be followed by a grand [...]

KWWL to Broadcast Three Iowa Debates Governor, Senate and 1st Congressional District Debates Scheduled

  As a critical election day approaches for the state, KWWL stays on top of the important races. The station will be broadcasting debates for the Governor’s, Senate and 1st Congressional district races in October. “Iowans take their politics very seriously,” said Jim McKernan, Vice-President and General Manager of KWWL. “Broadcasting these debates provides viewers [...]

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metropolitan Area produces second highest percentage increase GDP gain in Iowa

CEDAR VALLEY OF IOWA (Sept. 2014) The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area gross domestic product (GDP) of $8.7 billion from 2012-2013. This is up 5.6% from the previous year, according to data released last week from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Collectively, real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 1.7% during the same period. [...]

Iowa’s Employer Unemployment Insurance Tax Tables Continue Improvement in 2015 Tax Tables Move in a Positive Direction, 4th Year in a Row

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Workforce Development announced today that employers will see approximately $108 million dollars in tax savings by moving from tax table six to table seven.  The last time unemployment insurance taxes were this low was 2002. The average rate will fall from 1.6 percent to 1.2 percent for 2015. “Due to [...]

Hanawalt Elected Chair of ABI; Dust, Abbas, Graening, Voorhees Elected to ABI Board of Directors

Alliance & Chamber investor and President of United Equipment Accessories (UEA) in Waverly was elected chair of the board of directors of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) for the 2014-15 program year. Other Cedar Valley representatives elected to and serving on the ABI board of directors include: ·         Alliance & Chamber CEO [...]

CUNA Mutual Group’s Waverly Philanthropy Committee Presents Donation to first Waverly Leader in Me School -St. John’s Lutheran

St. Paul’s Lutheran School is the first school in Waverly to show interest in the “Leader in Me” program. With the success of this program in several Cedar Valley schools and the belief that this program will facilitate strong working partnerships between Cedar Valley businesses, educators, parents and students in each community in which Leader [...]

DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING FILE BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX CREDITS APPLICATIONS BY JANUARY 15

  Through January 15, 2014, property owners can apply for a property tax credit on industrial, commercial and railroad classed parcels. One credit is available for each qualified property unit. A property unit consists of contiguous parcels of the same classification that are owned by the same person and operated by that person for a [...]

Alliance & Chamber Seek Investor Input to 2014 Legislative Policy Agenda

As the Government Relations Committee begins deliberating on the 2014 GCVAC Legislative Policy Agenda, I want to extend a special invitation to an Investors’ Legislative Issues Forum on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls from 8:00-9:00 am. This year, the Alliance & Chamber is offering an opportunity for investor [...]