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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
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to create identical state and federal public policy agendas. The pair will advocate as one this year when working with our regional policy makers. Members of both organizations are invited to celebrate this momentous collaboration and officially unveil the agendas. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with policy makers that represent cities and counties in our ICR IOWA region before new sessions begin in January.Read More
Leadership for Five Seasons Event December 03 - March 31
Entrepreneurial and Business Support Event December 10, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Get updates on Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy,
Community Development, leadership programs, regional news & more!