Cedar Rapids hosts Sustainability Economy & Transportation Conference

Panel discussions, keynote speakers, vendor exhibits and electric vehicle ride and drive opportunity available at first-ever Cedar Rapids event

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 10, 2022 – Alliant Energy, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the City of Cedar Rapids are teaming up to bring Cedar Rapids area residents and businesses a new, two-day event focused on sustainable economy and transportation opportunities and solutions.  

The Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference will host representatives from businesses, organizations and communities from across the state of Iowa and beyond. Attendees can participate in panel sessions, hear from and network with industry experts as well as interact with exhibitors to learn more about business sustainability. Attendees will also have access to the electric vehicle display and Ride & Drive opportunity at Greene Square.  

Sustainable Transportation Day will be on Tuesday, May 24 (7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Sustainable Economy Day will be on Wednesday, May 25 (7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.). The conference will take place at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Iowa deserves all the options and innovations available to keep communities and the state moving toward a more sustainable future for all. This collaborative and educational opportunity brings the latest in decarbonization strategies, low-and no-emission vehicles, equity and funding as well as challenges and opportunities in sustainable business pursuits to provide inspiration and actionable steps for attendees. 

All are welcome to attend. A full conference agenda and registration can be found here. The conference is recommended for residents and businesses interested in innovation and sustainability. The two-day conference registration fee is $35 and a single day fee is $20.  

About Alliant Energy  
Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 985,000 electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public energy companies. Alliant Energy is a component of the Nasdaq CRD Sustainability Index, Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index, and the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com and follow Alliant Energy on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

About the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance 
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance drives economic, workforce and population growth strategies and helps businesses succeed through services, programs, events and initiatives in our core functions of economic & workforce development, community development, public policy, and business support. 

About the City of Cedar Rapids 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a vibrant, welcoming community offering a unique blend of big-city opportunities and small-town qualities. Businesses and communities within Cedar Rapids are working toward an important low-carbon future that is equitable and sustainable, as the City implements its Community Climate Action Plan. This plan demonstrates a vision, commitments, and actionable steps to make meaningful change today and for the betterment of future generations. Cedar Rapids has been nationally recognized as one of the best, most affordable places to live in the country. Learn more by visiting us online at www.cedar-rapids.org

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