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The EA provides demographics and trade figures, site location assistance, state and local financial incentive assistance, workforce development and more to help your business expand.Grow Your Business
It's now easier than ever to shop local in the Cedar Rapids area, and each dollar you spend returns an average of three times more to our community than buying elsewhere!Shop Local Now!
Cedar Rapids was ranked #50 on Livability's 2019 list of 100 Best Places to Live, and we're partnering with Livability Media to amplify Cedar Rapids' unique story on a national level to print and digital readers. Read more about how you can partner with us on this exciting opportunity!Read More!
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is proud to serve nearly 1,200 member businesses through core functions of business support, economic development & workforce, community development and public policy. We strive to be the top economic growth region in the country.
The latest Economic Alliance news, announcements, and updates can be found on our up-to-date News page.Learn More
We're proud to live in ICR IOWA! See why this region is a quality place to work, live and play.Learn More
Our focus is growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supporting surrounding communities!Learn More
Our Public Policy initiatives provide a unified voice to advocate for pro-business and pro-growth issues.Learn More
Networking events are excellent opportunities to grow your connections and potentially lead to new business. But have you ever felt it difficult to connect with more than a handful of people at an event? Meet a significant amount of fellow Economic Alliance members in a quick-paced and casual environment. Through an organized process, you’ll chat with a single individual for a few minutes at a time, before being prompted to move onto the next person. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards so you can stay in touch with all the people you meet!Read More
Community Event September 08, 6:30 PM - October 14
Business Support - Leadership Development October 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Get updates on Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy,
Community Development, leadership programs, regional news & more!