Small businesses may yet be lost to flood

Off the bike…

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to buy local, read Dave Franzman’s piece about the lingering effects of the Flood of 2008 on many dozens of small businesses in Cedar Rapids.

After the flood

It would be interesting sometime to learn what else was swept down the river.

How many start-ups didn’t get started? How many other businesses that saw not a drop of floodwater were drowned anyway in the aftermath?

How many residents just up and left? Maybe we’ll know more about that when the counting is all done in the 2010 Census.

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1 Response to “Small businesses may yet be lost to flood”


  1. 1 Ken February 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    The effects are lingering, to say the least. Last winter we took advantage and had some indoor mtb fun and kept our skills sharp, thanks to a friend whose building was flood affected; that person prefers to remain anonymous… http://www.vimeo.com/2519473


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