Companies

State funds Iowa City tech startup

A young Iowa City company that has developed software products for educators has been awarded $100,000 by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board.

Pear Deck has developed a platform built on Google Drive that lets teachers quickly crea [...]

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Construction of CRST riverfront headquarters ready to start

CEDAR RAPIDS — Groundbreaking is set for Wednesday on CRST International Inc.’s new 11-story, $37-million headquarters on the downtown riverfront.

The site across First Street SE from the Alliant Energy tower is being prepared [...]

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ACT acquires Pacific Metrics

Iowa City-based ACT acquired Pacific Metrics Corp., a full-service assessment and technology provider headquartered in Monterey, Calif.

Pacific Metrics is now owned by ACT but will remain a separate, stand-alone company. ACT will provide str [...]

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Involta gets $50 million investment

Will enable acquisitions, support more growth

By George C. Ford, The Gazette

Involta, a Cedar Rapids company that operates seven computer data center facilities across the United States, has secured a $50 million equity investme [...]

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GoDaddy files for public stock offering

Web hosting company GoDaddy, with operations in Hiawatha, has filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock.

Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup are the lead underwriters f [...]

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UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Patients in the Corrdior with complex medical conditions have had to travel some distance outside the area for treatment from specialists at health care centers such as MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio or the Mayo [...]

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Miron Construction agrees to pay $4 million fine

A Wisconsin construction company with offices in Cedar Rapids will pay a $4 million fine to end an FBI investigation into improper billing practices.

U.S. Attorney James Santelle publicly released a non-prosecution agreement in mid-April be [...]

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St. Luke’s approved to offer radiation therapy

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital will soon be able to offer radiation therapy to cancer patients.

The State Health Facilities Council approved the hospital’s application for a Certificate of Need to establish external beam [...]

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ImOn dropping 15 Viacom channels

ImOn Communications will soon begin phasing out 15 channels of programming from Viacom Networks after deciding it cannot accept the company’s financial terms to continue carrying its programming.

In a letter to ImOn customers, Preside [...]

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My Biz: Klinger Paint keeps it in the family

The Klinger Paint location in downtown Cedar Rapids has been a fixture in the community since the company was founded in 1900.

But the company also has a manufacturing facility tucked away on the city’s southwest side. It’s whe [...]

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Accidents up dramatically along First Avenue in C.R.

Traffic is a pain

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's not news that despite the construction of Interstate 380 in the late 1970s, First Avenue in Cedar Rapids remains among the state's busiest thoroughfares.
It's also among the state's [...]

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