Downtown Cedar Rapids

Dine. Dwell. Do.

Downtown Cedar Rapids is full of life! This district features a variety of dining options, a vibrant arts and culture community and exciting nightlife.

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Annual Meeting

The Economic Alliance’s Annual Meeting is the organization’s signature event where valued members businesses and regional champions attend to celebrate achievements and learn about the organization’s goals for the year ahead.

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Business Expansion

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
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A Century of Progress

This year, we celebrate a century of the original Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, one of our legacy organizations formed in 1918. We look forward to the next dynamic and momentous hundred years serving the Cedar Rapids area!

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Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week is nine days of local restaurant love, kicking off with a special preview event, Fork & Knife Feast. Foodies unite over delicious, limited time dishes at specialty prices!

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Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here

You have the power to drive economic growth by supporting local businesses and non-profits. The dollars you spend here recirculate in our community creating positive economic impact.


Who We Are

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is proud to serve nearly 1,200 member businesses through core functions of business support, economic development, 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.

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Our Region

We're proud to live in ICR IOWA! See why this region is a quality place to work, live and play.

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Our Community

Our focus is growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supporting surrounding communities!

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Public Policy

Our Public Policy initiatives provide a unified voice to advocate for pro-business and pro-growth issues.

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"The Economic Alliance membership provides connectivity. It is a resource for many of the activities scheduled within the Corridor along with their own programming. The Economic Alliance’s publications, alerts and events allow a great opportunity for CarePro, our employee owners and myself to stay connected within the community.”

-Michelle Jensen, President & CEO | CarePro Health Services

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