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The Economic Alliance offers professional development and business growth opportunities through our Business Support programming.Explore Our Programs
Downtown Cedar Rapids is full of life! This district features a variety of dining options, a vibrant arts and culture community and exciting nightlife.About Our Community
The Fire & Ice Festival and Holiday DeLight Parade will transform downtown on December 3!Get All The Details!
The EA has the capabilities to provide demographics and trade figures, site location assistance, state and local financial incentive assistance, workforce development and more.About Economic Development
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.Read More
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.
The latest Economic Alliance news, announcements, and updates can be found on our up-to-date News page.Learn More
Check out the Economic Development, Regional Development and Workforce resources the EA provides.Learn More
We're proud to live in Iowa's Creative Corridor! See why it's a quality place to work, live and play.Learn More
Our Public Policy initiatives provide a unified voice to advocate for pro-business and pro-growth issues.Learn More
Each year, the Economic Alliance produces the Fire and Ice Festival in downtown Cedar Rapids on the first Saturday in December. For this festival, the downtown area is transformed into a winter wonderland with family-friendly activities, the ceremonial tree lighting, the annual Holiday DeLight Parade, and much more.Read More
Leadership for Five Seasons Event January 18 - December 31, 11:45 PM
General Event October 13, 12:00 PM - July 12, 2:00 AM
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