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By Jason Keller       December 2, 2011

Where is Cedar Rapids, Iowa? Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa with 126,326 residents (2010 estimate) and is the county seat of Linn County. Cedar Rapids is located on both banks of the Cedar River and uniquely positioned 20 miles north of Iowa City and 100 miles west of Des Moines - two economic hubs for the state. Why was Cedar Rapids, Iowa chosen for the s... Read More

By Susan Longworth       November 14, 2011

The purpose of the Community Development and Policy Studies' Industrial Cities Project is to develop comprehensive community profiles of cities throughout the Federal Reserve's 7th District that had populations of at least 50,000 and had 25% or more of their employment in manufacturing in 1960. The ten cities that will be profiled for this project were taken from a larger list of 54 and w... Read More

By Emily Engel       November 2, 2011

To learn more about the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI), please read our first blog. Why was Aurora chosen for the ICI study? Aurora, Illinois was historically a manufacturing hub, and met the criteria explained in the last ICI blog based on its past manufacturing job base, and changes in population, income, employment ove... Read More

By Emily Engel       October 18, 2011

Welcome to the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) blog about the Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI) project. The ICI will culminate in a symposium where we will present our findings on February 28, 2012. Our team will blog about the progress of the project until the event. Our last blog (on ICI) will be a recap of the symposium and an update on when the Federal Reserve public... Read More

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