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Shop Local Program Making a Difference, Nearing an End

Iowa City, Iowa – September 21, 2020 – The Holding Our Own shop local gift card incentive program is nearing the end, but has proven to have made a big difference in driving business to local retailers and restaurants hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Gov. Reynolds announces $5 million for Employer Innovation Fund Grants

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced $5 million in funding from the Corona Virus Relief Fund yesterday to support the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund.  Grant applications open August 26th and will provide funding opportunities for employers, employer consortiums,...

Governor Reynolds Closes Bars in 6 Counties

Today, Gov. Reynolds announced she signed a new public health disaster proclamation in response to increasing COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days. On Thursday, the state reported a new record high in daily COVID-19 cases with 1,349 cases.  In light of this and the...

Webinar – State of the Community: Business Planning for Fall

We continue the conversation with local business leaders on how we plan to move forward in education, child care, and human resources. View recording here. Panelists include: Janet Godwin, Interim CEO of ACT and Iowa City Community School District School Board Member...

$52K Granted to 33 BIPOC & Immigrant Owned Businesses

Project Better Together, a community initiative driven by the Iowa City Area Business Partnership, Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development Group, and the Iowa City Downtown District, granted $51,950 to 33 local businesses that identified as owned by Black,...

Project Better Together Business Check-In Survey

Calling all Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and other area businesses: we'd like to hear how your business is doing! Please take 5 minutes to complete the Business Check-In Survey to give us some insight on how your business is doing and we’ll start making plans...

Derecho Storm Recovery Resources

If You Need Assistance:   211 General Assistance Food, funding, and shelter Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 899211 or visit 211iowa.org Food Pantries https://www.foodpantries.org/st/iowa Financial Help Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program Disaster Case...

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