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Economic Alliance and Downtown SSMID Announce Executive Director

Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (Downtown SSMID) Commission cooperatively made the announcement tod…
Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/economic-alliance-and-downtown-ssmid-announce-executive-director

Czech Village/New Bohemia Plans for Next Chapter of the District

A commission composed of property owners in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District are focusing efforts on a few key priorities. Known by the acronym “SSMID” (for Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District), this commission is charged with responsibly …
A commission composed of property owners in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District are focusing efforts on a few key priorities. Known by the acronym “SSMID” (for Self-Supported M……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/czech-villagenew-bohemia-plans-next-chapter-district

New Campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, Launches on Social Media

​A recently launched social media campaign for Downtown Cedar Rapids is quickly garnering attention. The campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, aims to pique interest in downtown housing opportunities, events, quality of life and businesses.
A recently launched social media campaign for Downtown Cedar Rapids is quickly garnering attention. The campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, aims to pique interest in downtown ho……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/new-campaign-downtown-cedar-rapids-sucks-launches-social-media

Market After Dark Entertainment Update

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe, the newly crowned American Idol winner, will no longer be performing at Market After Dark on Saturday, August 25 in Cedar Rapi…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe, the newly crowned American Idol winner, will no lon……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/07/market-after-dark-entertainment-update

Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID Aims for Beautification of the District

​The Czech Village/New Bohemia Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) strengthens economic development, improvement and beautification strategies throughout the district. Coordination and collaboration of property owners, business owners, a…
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) strengthens economic development, improvement and beautification strategies throughout the dist……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/czech-villagenew-bohemia-ssmid-aims-beautification-district

Building & Investing in Flood Control System and ConnectCR Included in Economic Alliance's Public Policy Advocacy Efforts

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance advocates for economic growth policies on the local, state and federal levels that support our efforts to address workforce challenges, support businesses and promote robust and welcoming communities.
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance advocates for economic growth policies on the local, state and federal levels that support our efforts to address workforce challenges, su……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/building-investing-flood-control-system-and-connectcr-included-economic-alliances-public-policy-advocacy-efforts

Region-Wide Collaboration in Surveying Small Businesses

​As an organization that represents the business community, it’s vital for the Economic Alliance to always have a pulse on our community’s opportunities and challenges. We exist to assist growth in our area.
As an organization that represents the business community, it’s vital for the Economic Alliance to always have a pulse on our community’s opportunities and challenges. We exist to……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/03/region-wide-collaboration-surveying-small-businesses

From Sea - to Cedar Rapids - to Shining Sea

The American Discovery Trail is a 6,800+ mile cross country trail that encapsulates the diverse, beautiful environments of the United States: mountains, forests, deserts, prairies, charming small towns and bustling urban cities. Beginning in Cape Henlope…
The American Discovery Trail is a 6,800+ mile cross country trail that encapsulates the diverse, beautiful environments of the United States: mountains, forests, deserts, prairies……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/04/sea-cedar-rapids-shining-sea

Economic Alliance & Livability Partnership Will Tell Cedar Rapids' Story to the Entire Country

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and to help businesses succeed. Encouraging capital investment, job creation and attracting new residents and visitors alike, all drive tha…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and to help businesses succeed. Encouraging capital investment……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/04/economic-alliance-livability-partnership-will-tell-cedar-rapids-story-entire-country

Cedar Rapids' Core Districts Collaborate to Support New City Bike Share Program

The City of Cedar Rapids recently announced the first bike share program, which will feature electric-assist bikes and later this year, electric scooters. With the inclusion of a fleet of 150 e-bikes, with 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids’ co…
Earlier this month, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the first bike share program, which will feature electric-assist bikes and later this year, electric scooters. With the incl……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/cedar-rapids-core-districts-collaborate-support-new-city-bike-share-program

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