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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

Renewable Energy Considerations Impact Economic Development

Economic Alliance | Jul 28, 2021

​On a global level, the business debate over environmental responsibility or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is becom… Read More

Stronger Together: "We Are CR" Mural

Economic Alliance | Jul 28, 2021

​Our community and nation have been through much tragedy and tumult over the past 18 months, but during these tough times our co… Read More

New MedQuarter Banners Encourage Wellness

Economic Alliance | Jul 28, 2021

​One of the greatest concerns expressed by physicians and other health care workers throughout the pandemic was that people were… Read More

Leadership for Five Seasons Class of 2021 Built and Delivered Beds for Kids in Need as Part of Their Final Project

Economic Alliance | Jul 28, 2021

The Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2021 completed their class project by assisting with a “build and deliver d… Read More

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