The Blog

  • Average Wages: What Could I Be Making? - Iowa Edition

    If you read the headlines, you know wages are flat. While unemployment is low, employers may not be using higher wages as incentives to bring on new employees. And you could look at that number positively if you understand that wages, while not growing dramatically, are not going down.

  • Need to find GED Classes in the Corridor? Level Up Your Qualifications.

    Tired of having limited employment options due to a lack of a GED or High School Diploma?  The Corridor workforce is highly educated1, and not having this credential can hurt your chances moving up.  That said, there are some options - and it's not too late to get started. It will take some courage and dedication, and a real commitment.

  • Relocation Logistics for Moving to the Cedar Rapids Area

    So you’re considering a move to Cedar Rapids or Iowa City?  Good choice!  Once the dust has settled on your idea, it’s time to start thinking beyond all the homemade pie you’re going to eat once you get here and plan for your move.  See How Far Your Potential Salary Will Go Knowing the cost of living can impact where you land in the corridor, whether it be Cedar Rapids, Iowa City or smaller communities like Marion, Robins, Hiawatha, North Liberty or Coralville. Iowa City’s quality of life for young professionals and academics is one reason its cost of living is a bit higher than the Corridor’s other metro areas, and its only one factor in considering what community you should call home.

  • Relocating to Cedar Rapids? Fear Not.

    With its low cost of living, good schools, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are moving to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive.  Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems like the schools are pretty good - but it’s in the middle of the Midwest! And you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into.