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BUSINESS SUPPORT

Downtown Summer Passport

Buy local in the heart of the city this summer! Fill up your passport and return it to the Economic Alliance or The Gazette to be entered to win big prizes!

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BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION

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.

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

Shop Where I Live, Buy Local Today!

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!
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Telling Cedar Rapids' Story

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!

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

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 averages 14,000 patrons per market and features nearly 200 local Iowa vendors.

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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 & workforce, community development and public policy. We strive to be the top economic growth region in the country.


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News

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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