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New Mural in Greene Square Pays Homage to the American Discovery Trail

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

​Did you know that Cedar Rapids is part of a 6,800+ mile trail that spans across the country? It’s called the American Discovery… Read More

Hemp in Iowa: What the Economic Alliance is Working On

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

​Hemp in Iowa. It’s a topic on many farmers’ and businesses’ minds. In the 2019 Iowa legislative session, Senate File 599 establ… Read More

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuart… Read More

Announcing the 2019 BRAVO Award Recipients

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

The annual breakfast gathering celebrating locally-owned businesses and community organizations, Good Morning, Cedar Rapids! is … Read More

Young Professionals: Apply for ImpactCR Board Open in September

Aug 30, 2019

Could you be the next ImpactCR Advisory Board member? During the month of September, young professionals can apply to join the t… Read More

Policy by Day, Community Brag by Night: 2019 Iowa Chamber Alliance Retreat

Aug 28, 2019

The Economic Alliance had the privilege last month of hosting a three-day retreat of the Iowa Chamber Alliance, a non-partisan c… Read More

Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is a Big Deal for Iowa

Aug 28, 2019

The continued success of manufacturing and other industries in Iowa depends on all of us using our collective voice to urge Cong… Read More

Eight Storm Drains Transformed into Colorful Murals With an Important Message

Aug 28, 2019

​If you’ve walked through Downtown Cedar Rapids lately, you may have noticed eight storm drains have been transformed into educa… Read More

ConnectCR Continues to Make Strides Since Launching Capital Campaign

Aug 28, 2019

​Since beginning a capital campaign in 2018, 75% of the funds needed for the $20 million ConnectCR project have been raised and … Read More

Return Your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport to The Gazette or Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance by Sept. 23

Aug 27, 2019

Summer officially ends on Monday, September 23. Remember – September 23 at 4 p.m. is also your last chance to submit a completed… Read More

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