Category Archives: Cedar Rapids

Iowa Startup Accelerator showcases 2015 cohort.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Members of the 2014 cohort of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) made their pitches to an audience of more than 900 at Launch Day in downtown Cedar Rapids recently. ISA’s 2015 program began in August and included more than a hundr ...

TrueNorth to remodel Cedar Rapids office, add 57 jobs.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — TrueNorth Insurance and Financial Strategies is planning a $2.5 million expansion of its downtown Cedar Rapids corporate headquarters. TrueNorth plans to build out 17,000 square feet of enclosed but unfinished space on the second f ...

Startup launches app promoting green lifestyle.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Re-APP Inc. is preparing to launch its second mobile app, Sift. Founded in Cedar Rapids in January 2014, the startup gained initial traction from its first app, named Re-APP, designed to promote behaviors that support environmental ...

ProduceRun creates platform for online farmers markets.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — ProduceRun has developed a software platform that serves as a farmers market on the World Wide Web. The ProduceRun website includes technology allowing farmers to upload information about their farm goods along with photos and pric ...

UFG plans office tower next door to American Building.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — United Fire Group plans to renovate the interior of the American Building downtown and to build a 10-story, 50,000-square-foot office building adjacent to it. UFG purchased the similarly-sized American Building in January 2014. The ...

ConAgra upgrades Cedar Rapids facility.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — ConAgra Foods will invest $10 million to upgrade packaging equipment at the Cedar Rapids plant, where the company produces private brand cereal products. The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded ConAgra tax benefits under th ...

Lesaffre awarded incentives for Cedar Rapids projects.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Lesaffre Group has received tax incentives for its plan to expand in Cedar Rapids, building several small facilities and installing additional equipment for a variety of applications. The project is projected to add 30 jobs in the ...

18 brownfield/grayfield projects to remedy urban blight.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently approved redevelopment tax credits for 18 brownfield and grayfield projects. The Redevelopment Tax Credit Program provides financial assistance for the acquisition, remediation ...

Ruminate aims to make older homes smarter.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Ruminate won a $20,000 grant aimed at helping the company bring to market products that may turn older homes into “smart homes.” Based in Cedar Rapids, Ruminate builds and sells lamps that can monitor what goes on in a h ...

Apache carves out expansion in Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Apache Inc. is planning an expansion project in Cedar Rapids that will add 90,000 square feet to its facility. The project is expected to create 15 jobs, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Auth ...