New, Interactive Experiences at 5th Annual Market After Dark on August 24

Jul 19, 2019

Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated … Read More

Downtown Businesses Can Apply for the Facade Improvement Program

Jul 19, 2019

​The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Mu… Read More

Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport Kicks Off, Invites New Faces to the District

Jul 19, 2019

Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet? The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still t… Read More

Economic Alliance Progress in 2019 & Work Yet to Come

Economic Alliance | Jul 15, 2019

Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the busines… Read More

Food Truck Fridays Debut for a Third Season to Hungry Lunch Crowds

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Those looking to squeeze in a walk over lunch will be delighted to find food trucks surrounding Greene Square on six Friday afte… Read More

Downtown Ambassador Pilot Program Embarks to Proactively Curb Violence and Create Welcoming Environment

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable i… Read More

Summer Passport Program Kicks Off, Encouraging Local Shopping Downtown

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported … Read More

Inclusive ICR Launches First Diversity Resource Guide

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Late last month, ICR IOWA announced the launch of Inclusive ICR’s new African American Resource Guide. The guide is the first in… Read More

Constructing Our Future with Billions in Schools, Infrastructure and Water Improvements

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

The decade spanning from 2010-2020 has seen much of the Cedar Rapids metro area engrossed in flood recovery. National discussion… Read More

Surviving & Thriving in an e-Commerce World

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Engaging with small and locally-owned businesses to help them succeed is part of the Economic Alliance’s Business Support core f… Read More

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