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New Downtown Branding Brings Vibrancy and Opportunity to Available Downtown Real Estate

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

Watch for more attractive store and window dressing in the downtown area. Inspired by a similar initiative in the Kansas City Po… Read More

Storm Drain Murals Get a Fresh Coat

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​You may notice new vibrancy and color on some storm drains in the Downtown Cedar Rapids area. Local artists have spruced up the… Read More

Welcoming Week Returns to Cedar Rapids September 10-19

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​Welcoming Week brings together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importa… Read More

New Businesses Open in the MedQuarter

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is now home to several new businesses, both medical and non-medical, offering a wider … Read More

Our Region's Manufacturing Might & New Incentives to Help Smaller Manufacturers Modernize

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​The Cedar Rapids area historically has had a strong manufacturing history. Now the State of Iowa is offering incentives to some… Read More

The Economic Alliance Team Continues to Grow

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

Recognizing the thriving growth and development in the region and the increasing need for an improved workforce, the Cedar Rapid… Read More

MedQuarter's 2021 Parkway Improvement Project in Full Swing

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

Improvements along the north and south sides of 1st Avenue East from 10th to 12th Street began in early August in the MedQuarter… Read More

Advocacy Work Gears Up for the Year Ahead

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​Now is the time of year when our public policy team begins building the Economic Alliance’s federal and state advocacy agenda f… Read More

Market After Dark Returns for 2021

Economic Alliance | Aug 19, 2021

​One of the most highly anticipated events in Downtown Cedar Rapids is returning this fall. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alli… Read More

The Wind is Behind Us Now: Impacts from a Derecho and a Pandemic

Economic Alliance | Aug 04, 2021

​It certainly goes without saying that our surrounding area and economy have all been significantly impacted by the blows we’ve … Read More

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