Business Resources

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The Economic Alliance offers professional development and business growth opportunities through our Business Support programming.

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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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Fire & Ice Festival

The Fire & Ice Festival and Holiday DeLight Parade will transform downtown on December 3!

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Economic Development

Recruitment & Expansion

The EA has the capabilities to provide demographics and trade figures, site location assistance, state and local financial incentive assistance, workforce development and more.

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Grant Program

The Jobs & Small Business Recovery Grant Program provides financial support of up to $5,000 to businesses that suffered significant expenses and revenue losses during flood 2016 preparation.

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Who We Are

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is proud to serve nearly 1,100 member businesses through core functions of business support, economic development, community development, public policy and regional development. We strive to be the top economic growth region in the country.

Thank You to Our President Level Vision Builders


Thank You to Our CEO Level Vision Builders


Thank You to Our Chair and Trustee Level Vision Builders



The latest Economic Alliance news, announcements, and updates can be found on our up-to-date News page.

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Our Region

Check out the Economic Development, Regional Development and Workforce resources the EA provides.

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Our Community

We're proud to live in Iowa's Creative Corridor! See why it's a quality place to work, live and play.

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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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“I appreciate how the Economic Alliance is open to everyone, entrepreneurs and community members from large and small working together on a vision we all agree on. Being an Economic Alliance member is a way to connect to people.”

-Brooke Fitzgerald | The Early Bird

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