H&R Block Working to Acquire Cedar Rapids Firm Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Monday, 18 October 2010 07:26
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on an announcement from H&R Block that it is working to acquire a company in Cedar Rapids that has developed tax software that H&R Block hopes to use in its tax filing operations.

“Iowa has a lot of high-tech expertise, through its employers and universities and community colleges, so I’m not surprised that an Iowa firm developed a product that’s attractive to one of the world’s largest tax services providers.   If all the necessary approvals go through, I hope this will lead to job creation in Cedar Rapids.   Iowa has an outstanding workforce, and new jobs would be a shot in the arm to the Cedar Rapids community, where people have worked so hard to recover from the floods that caused so much damage in 2008.”