Wednesday, November 4, 2015

UI president to tri-chair Creative Corridor strategy

By Vanessa Miller
The Gazette

Nearly four years after branding the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area as “Iowa’s Creative Corridor,” economic leaders across Eastern Iowa are looking to launch a “vision strategy” for the region aimed at creating an actionable five-year plan.

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“While we have made progress with our regional brand, we must develop a regional economic development strategy as our common denominator.”

To that end, Baird said, “We are ready to launch an actionable, consensus-based, five-year vision for Iowa’s Creative Corridor.” The group is using Atlanta-based consultant Market Street Services Inc. for the project.

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