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Corridor Business Alliance
An association to further the interest of common members. Webster’s definition of  Alliance
Business Growth and Development Workforce Recruitment and Retention Member Organization Represents Multiple Constituents H...
Who’s Involved? <ul><li>Alliant Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepren...
To create a vital regional economy through the creation and growth of business. Our Vision
To improve and strengthen  strategic collaboration  among member organizations to achieve our collective vision. Our Purpose
To harness and leverage Corridor resources to achieve our vision as well as to recruit and keep talent in the region. Stra...
<ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Identity </li></ul>Areas ...
Our Goals <ul><li>Improve relationships and trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate our communities about our economic region and...
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Corridor Business Alliance

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Used to describe beginning of Corridor Business Alliance - November, 2009

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Corridor Business Alliance

  1. 1. Corridor Business Alliance
  2. 2. An association to further the interest of common members. Webster’s definition of Alliance
  3. 3. Business Growth and Development Workforce Recruitment and Retention Member Organization Represents Multiple Constituents How did it start?
  4. 4. Who’s Involved? <ul><li>Alliant Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Development Center </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa City Area Development Group </li></ul><ul><li>Kirkwood Community College </li></ul><ul><li>MidAmerican Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Priority One </li></ul><ul><li>Kirkwood’s Small Business Development Center </li></ul><ul><li>The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>University of Iowa Research Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>University of Iowa Small Business Development Center </li></ul>
  5. 5. To create a vital regional economy through the creation and growth of business. Our Vision
  6. 6. To improve and strengthen strategic collaboration among member organizations to achieve our collective vision. Our Purpose
  7. 7. To harness and leverage Corridor resources to achieve our vision as well as to recruit and keep talent in the region. Strategic Position Statement
  8. 8. <ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Identity </li></ul>Areas of Focus for Improving Our Business Climate
  9. 9. Our Goals <ul><li>Improve relationships and trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate our communities about our economic region and current efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess current resources and services to identify duplication and gaps. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a brochure to communicate current resources to change perceptions and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify collective needs to achieve our vision and develop a strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an economic indicator(s) to measure impact and success. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop process to establish data collection and tracking. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a regional economic planning grant application to EDA. </li></ul>

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