The Heart of Workforce Retention

Iowa City community and lifestyle

Workforce planning is a critical thread of an economic growth strategy. While talent recruitment often takes the spotlight, it is our companies’ ability to retain talent that fortifies an economy, and our community plays a critical role. Having employees embedded in a thriving community is an overlooked yet profoundly impactful aspect of retention.   At […]

Activating Grant Opportunities in Rural Johnson County

Small town in Johnson County, Iowa

Sarah Thompson, Greater IC’s Director of Rural Development, is working with rural communities to support grant writing and disseminate information on funding available from Johnson County this July. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors recently announced the allocation of $300,000 of grant funding to support nonprofit organizations that are at the forefront of economic innovation […]

Host a Summer High School Internship

Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) at Kirkwood Community College provides career exploration and work-based learning experiences for thousands of high school students each year.  One of Workplace Learning Connection’s major service offerings is the high school internship program for students in grades 11 – 12 (ages 16 – 18) to help students gain real-world experience with […]

SBA Disaster Assistance for Johnson County Businesses and Residents

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster designation for Johnson County and will offer disaster assistance to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred […]