Economic Inclusion










Inclusion is the right thing to do -- and it's good business.

The Economic Inclusion initiative is designed to strengthen the Cedar Valley through promoting full inclusion in business, and to focus on the importance, impact, and benefits to business of effective inclusion practices. The belief is that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the economy. This includes employees, employers, entrepreneurs, and customers. 

Inclusion ToolkitIf you're in search of resources that can help develop or improve your business's diversity and inclusion practices, you've come to the right place. The Inclusion Toolkit is an inclusion best practices library. You will find the diversity and inclusion policies and other management tools used by Cedar Valley businesses.

Partnership Award: Grow Cedar Valley's Economic Inclusion Partnership Award honors employers in the Cedar Valley that have made significant achievements in championing economic inclusion and diversity in their businesses and organizations. Winners are announced at Grow Cedar Valley's Annual Celebration. 

Home Base Iowa: Home Base Iowa is a statewide initiative that connects veterans and transitioning service members and their families with careers and resources available through partner organizations and businesses. Black Hawk County received its designation in March 2018