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Local Landscape & Success Stories


Cedar Valley Workforce Landscape

View this report from Grow Cedar Valley, which includes unemployment rates, labor force participation rates, and population projections for the Cedar Valley vs. Iowa vs. the United States.

Cedar Valley Best Practices

Don't know where to start with inclusion? Check out this presentation on best practices on inclusion in the Cedar Valley.

CUNA Mutual Group

This five-page brochure outlines CUNA Mutual Group's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework and gives examples of what has been put into practice for Work Environment, Business Processes, Talent, and Community Partnership.

Hawkeye Community College

The link below will take you to information and resources about Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa that can assist businesses and organizations in developing similar initiatives. You’ll find the college’s 2015-2018 Strategic Plan Initiative 2: Connect to Inclusion and Diversity is outlined. Sections include Equal Opportunity, Initiatives, Student Body Diversity, Peace Pole Project (international symbol and monument to peace), Faculty Diversity Initiative, Diversity Committee, Multicultural Student Organization, and LGBTA Initiatives.

Omega Cabinetry/Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.

View these resources on Omega's inclusion strategy.

Project Search

Project SEARCH program sponsored by the Waterloo Schools in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Inclusion Connection – Waterloo.  Project SEARCH has great success in assisting people with disabilities to obtain internships while in high school that lead to permanent employment.

Veridian Credit Union

View resources on Veridian's Diveristy and Inclusion practices.

Waterloo Community School District

View resources about Waterloo Community School's inclusiveness.