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Downtown Cedar Rapids is full of life! This district features a variety of dining options, a vibrant arts and culture community and exciting nightlife.Explore Downtown!
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 1090 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!
Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) is a premier community leadership program that focuses on developing top talent through a formal leadership curriculum. The LFS Adult program accepts 35 individuals each year--apply now to be one of them!Learn More!
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.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 Downtown Farmers' Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest. The event is produced by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and averages 14,000 patrons per market. The event features nearly 200 local Iowa vendors offering an array of products from fresh produce and flowers to meats and artisan gifts.Read More
Business Support - Leadership Development February 12, 12:00 PM - February 13, 2:00 PM
Get updates on Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy,
Community Development, leadership programs, regional news & more!