Dubuque economy, business leaders come together to reject proposal to downgrade county to micropolitan area

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Members of Dubuque’s leading business and economy organizations said downgrading the county from a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) area to a micropolitan area would “wipe it off the map.”

That is why they are coming together to send a strong and consistent message to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) asking it to reject the proposal. That proposal states that MSAs should have a population of 100,000. The current threshold is 50,000.

“This is a decision that is based solely on data and the committee acknowledges that they do not consider economic development or financial impact,” Molly Grover, CEO of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, said. “There are so many questions surrounding this.”

Grover mentioned her team and public and private partners have already provided the OMB with their concerns regarding the proposal. She said they have also sent alerts to business owners in

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Brexit a bigger headache for business leaders than pandemic

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Brexit represents a bigger challenge to most UK businesses than the Covid-19 pandemic, as additional paperwork, unexpected costs and new regulatory requirements make life more difficult than temporary lockdowns.

Business leaders have told City A.M. that Brexit is currently their number one headache, despite the government’s pledge that the UK-EU trade deal that was agreed at the end of December would result in pain-free trade with the EU, given the agreement’s zero tariff and zero quota regime.

In fact, many business leaders said Brexit is a much bigger problem for their business than the economic impact of Covid-19.

Read more: UK exports via sea to EU down 68 per cent since end of Brexit transition

Negative outlook

The UK’s five biggest business groups recently warned the government that companies face “significant disruption” if post-Brexit conditions are not eased.

The CBI, the Institute of Directors, Make

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15 Ways Business Leaders Can Find Sustained Success In 2021

After all of the personal and professional challenges of 2020, business leaders around the world are looking at the year ahead for opportunities to improve themselves as well as the organizations they lead.

If you want to create the right conditions for a more positive and successful 2021, the members of Forbes Coaches Council can help. Below, they draw upon on their expert insight as leading coaches to share 15 things you can do to prepare for sustained success in the new year.

1. Review What Worked, What Didn’t And What You Want

I recommend using a three-step process at the end of every year: First, review what worked well for you this past year. Second, assess what could have gone better. Third, create a vision of what you

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