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Diversity Focus is a community-driven hub of information and resources for not only the communities we serve, but also our Mission Partners and the Investors that value the importance of Diversity Focus’ Mission and Vision.

With communities, investors, and mission partners as our three key stakeholder groups, Diversity Focus strives to create a sustainable and innovative culture of inclusiveness, awareness and success ultimately leading people living and working in the Creative Corridor to lead healthier, happier and more prosperous lives.

By drawing on the foundation of the relationships built since 2005, Diversity Focus launches a new era of communication and coordination designed to provide a platform that gives voice to, and meets the needs of, the communities Diversity Focus serves.

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Cedar Rapids Named Top 3 City In Nation For Minority-Owned Businesses


Diversity Focus and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are proud to share an analysis from NerdWallet that placed Cedar Rapids as one of the best cities in the country for minorities to start their own businesses.

“The community has worked hard over the past decade to make the Cedar Rapids area a place where anyone can have a vision and see it through to reality,” said Chad Simmons, CEO & President, Diversity Focus.

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From Iowa With حب (Love)

With all the anti-Muslim rhetoric in our nation's discourse right now, the local group Corridor Characters, a channel of Flow Media, just released this video - "From Iowa With Love" - showing the friendships and love that people share right here in Iowa, despite their differences. We hope you will share this message!

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Diversity Focus Releases Key Findings From 2015 Eastern Iowa Community Survey

Earlier this year, Diversity Focus conducted the 2015 Eastern Iowa Community Survey to gauge the community’s perceptions of diversity and inclusion, as well as its experiences in respect to those areas.

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