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CBJ publishes limited-edition flood recovery collector’s book, Corridor Rising

CBJ - Corridor Rising (6-8-2018)NORTH LIBERTY – The Corridor Business Journal is proud to publish a 200-page hardcover collector’s book, “Corridor Rising,” which showcases the devastation and renaissance of the region following the 2008 Midwestern U.S. Floods.

One of the greatest natural disasters in the country’s history, the 2008 floods left thousands homeless and caused more than $6 billion in damage in Eastern Iowa. What made the flooding truly remarkable was the way communities came together to protect, clean and rebuild their neighborhoods. More than $1 billion was invested in state-of-the-art business, cultural, housing and campus facilities, resulting in population and economic growth.

The Corridor Business Journal produced thousands of articles chronicling the flood, its damage and recovery. “Corridor Rising” spotlights and preserves not only the progress and improvements since then, but also the strength shown by the people of the Corridor.

“This book is the best thing we’ve published in the last 14 years,” said CBJ Publisher John Lohman. “The Corridor Business Journal took on water just two weeks after moving into our former office in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing … we are just one story among many. We hope this book captures the incredible neighborhoods, community spaces and business projects borne out of the 2008 floods.”

“Corridor Rising” will be unveiled at the CBJ’s Commercial Real Estate Luncheon, June 13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids. All attendees will receive one copy free with registration. For more information about the event, visit

The book is available for pre-order online at, or by visiting Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City or Next Page Books in Cedar Rapids after June 13. This is a limited-edition run; of 5,000 copies printed only 2,000 are available to
the public.

About Corridor Business Journal:
The Corridor Media Group Inc. (CMG) is a family-owned media company based in North Liberty, Iowa, and the publisher of the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ), a weekly source of comprehensive business coverage for Iowa’s Creative Corridor. CMG also provides custom publishing, digital news, business data, and hosts the region’s most popular corporate and awards-based events. For more information or to subscribe, visit


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