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Learning to Code: Taylor Zeller (above left) and Khadidja Elkeurti assemble an arduino powered game controller for their custom coded Black Hole game at the Cedar Rapids Community Library. Photo by IowaBIG student, Aren Buresh

Learning to Code: Taylor Zeller (above left) and Khadidja Elkeurti assemble an arduino powered game controller for their custom coded Black Hole game at the Cedar Rapids Community Library. Photo by IowaBIG student, Aren Buresh.

Created in the Corridor: IowaBIG | Published on Oct 14, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – When you think about home grown companies, names like ACT or Rockwell Collins may come to mind. But there are hundreds of companies launched right here by local innovators. And now, the next generation of entrepreneurs are getting an early head start thanks to the Cedar Rapids Community School District and its one-of-a-kind education model Created in the Corridor. Iowa Big currently has more than ninety students working on fifty initiatives that not only have business potential, but provide academic credits toward their high school diplomas. The students will also attend INNOVATION EXPO 2015 on October 21.