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Economic and Community Development

Pathways to financial success for urban and rural Iowa.

    Addressing the needs of homeless populations

    October 10, 2024 at 10:35AM


    Putting out the (authentic) welcome mat

    October 10, 2024 at 11:40AM


    Walking the budget tightrope

    October 10, 2024 at 12:45PM


    Making Age Diverse Communities

    October 10, 2024 at 2:55PM


    The future of public transit

    October 10, 2024 at 4:00PM


    New life in old buildings

    October 11, 2024 at 10:40AM


    Collaborative Economic Development

    October 11, 2024 at 12:50PM

Economic and Community Development Articles

  • IOWA CITY — From Peoria, from Montreal, from the Bronx. The Iowa men’s basketball coaching staff has traveled near and far to stock its roster with some 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8 runners and jumpers to help man its front line.
  • Former Republican state Sen. Waylon Brown of St. Ansgar has accepted a policy adviser position at a nonprofit advocating for renewable energy projects and infrastructure in the Midwest. Brown announced his sudden resignation from the Iowa Senate in a news release last week.
  • IOWA CITY -- An Iowa City man is in jail, accused of shooting at someone outside a hookah bar, which people evacuated when they heard the shots. Thomas Edward Clay, 26, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, reckless use of a firearm, person ineligible to carry...
  • IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was arrested over the weekend, accused of stabbing a person in the stomach after “an altercation.” Sean Christopher, 34, is charged with going armed with intent and willful injury causing serious injury.
  • IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was charged Monday with harassment and identity theft for using a University of Iowa police detective’s name to set up an email and social media accounts in retaliation for the detective testifying at campus protesters’ trials. Daniel Stephen Kauble, 29, was charged with third-degree harassment, a simple misdemeanor,...
  • IOWA CITY — A Cedar Rapids man, who was previously convicted of two sexual assaults and sentenced to 44 years in prison, pleaded last week to a lesser charge in another sexual assault. A fourth charge and a drug charge were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
  • As electricity usage in homes increases due to modernization and weather changes, Iowa State University researchers are working to keep the lights on and the power grid working smoothly with a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The project, led by Grumman associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Zhaoyu Wang, w...
  • CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids on Friday will open a new dog park in the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood, its third in the city. The 12th Avenue Dog Park, at 405 12th Ave. SE, opens at 10:30 a.m. It is nearly a half-acre with entrances off 12th and 16th avenues SE.
  • Iowa was center stage as the Republican National Convention kicked off in Milwaukee on Monday, just days after an assassination attempt on former President and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann gave the speech formally nominating Trump, highlighting the caucus process that kicked off the party’...
  • The Iowa Attorney General’s Office released a report Monday stating that the fatal shooting of a Cedar Rapids man in April by three Cedar Rapids Police officers was legally justified Sgt. Alex Haas, Officer Emily Habeck and Officer Skylar Mullins all fired toward David Vanderhamm and John Coppes on April 6, after Vanderhamm pointed what the offi...

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