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In the Media: Ashley Furniture warehouse opens in Cedar Falls

“There’s a new neighbor in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park — a 153,000-square-foot neighbor. Furniture Mart USA of Sioux Falls, S.D., has opened its new $7.2 million Ashley Furniture distribution center at 2615 Capital Way, between Bossard-IIP and the Target Distribution Center.. Stewart said city officials have been ‘very responsive’ with assistance through the start-up

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5 ON FRIDAY: FUEL FOR THOUGHT January 12, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber 5 on Friday is a two-way street: please send me recommendations on books, reports, articles, blogs, videos, or anything you’re reading or watching that impacts business and the economy.   ONE: Deere Prospectus Manufacturing dominates the Cedar Valley economy. John Deere dominates Cedar Valley manufacturing

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In the Media: Skubal on Sears Closing

“… Lisa Skubal says the closing doesn’t necessarily speak for the local economy. ‘We certainly don’t want to see something like Sears close, regardless of the size,’ said Skubal. ‘But it becomes something we can’t control. They have to do what’s in their best interest. But when we see other businesses in that area develop and

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In the Media: Courtyard by Marriott opens on TechWorks Campus

“I’m really excited about it,” she said. “It’s a seven-year commitment coming full circle,” since the hotel project first was conceived in 2010. “First it was one step forward, two steps back; then two steps forward and one step back; then just full steam ahead. It’s been an interesting progression. And we couldn’t find a

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In the Media: Dust comments on possible ALO runway closing

“Steve Dust, an airport board member and director of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber, said he believes the airport property could be attractive to new employers. ‘We’ve got 300 acres around our airport that’s been planned for industrial development,” Dust said. ‘One of the things that’s becoming more and more important again is

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In the Media: Dan Tindall, architect, historic preservationist, and owner of the Blackhawk Hotel, dies

Cary Darrah, President of TechWorks Campus and Vice President of Community Development, is quoted in this article about the passing of Dan Tindall, the man who purchased and renovated downtown Cedar Falls’ historic Blackhawk Hotel. Man who renovated landmark Cedar Falls hotel dies, Pat Kinney, The Courier, December, 23, 2017  

5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought December 15, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber   Remember: 5 on Friday is a two-way street: please send me recommendations on books, reports, articles, blogs, videos, or anything you’re reading or watching that impacts business and the economy. ONE: HowFactory.com – Manufacturer’s New Bestie As a new part of 5 on Friday,

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In the Media: James quoted in ELM expansion article

Wes James, Vice President of Operations at TechWorks Campus, is mentioned in this article about the Grundy Center expansion of lubricant manufacturer ELM. ELM founder Lou Honary and James developed a new way of using microwaves to process grease to eliminate the dangers of heat transfer oils. Grundy Center firm back ‘on track’ after disastrous

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought December 8, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Remember 5 on Friday is a two-way street: please send me recommendations on books, reports, articles, blogs, videos, or anything you’re reading or watching that impacts business and the economy. ONE: Chicago Fed on the Midwest Economy The most recent Midwest Economy Index, from the

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In the Media: Waterloo renews contract to fund Alliance & Chamber

The City of Waterloo approved a new contract with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber: $28,500 plus $56,500 in incentive payments. “Lisa Skubal, GCVAC vice president of economic development, said those efforts landed $37 million in projects and 246 new jobs in the first six months of the fiscal year, primarily from expansions at

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