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

Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet? The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still time to pick up a Passport, complete it and enter to win amazing prize packages. But don’t wait! There is a limited number of Pa…
Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet? The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still time to pick up a Passport, complete it and enter t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/downtown-cedar-rapids-summer-passport-kicks-invites-new-faces-district

Downtown Businesses Can Apply for the Facade Improvement Program

​The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to renovate their building fronts and other exteriors plainly visible to the public, in or…
The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to renovate the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/downtown-businesses-can-apply-facade-improvement-program

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

Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated mural are all things you’ll find at Market After Dark on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. in Downtown Cedar Rapids. T…
Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated mural are all things you’ll find at Market After Dar……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/new-interactive-experiences-5th-annual-market-after-dark-august-24

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID was formed in 1986 and the Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID in 2015. The Ceda…
Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/medquarter-celebrates-accomplishments-over-last-eight-years

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

​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 Trail. Inclusion in this trail is special. It presents exciting opportunities to draw wider attention to Cedar Rapids and crea…
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 Trail. Inclusion in this trail is special. It ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/new-mural-greene-square-pays-homage-american-discovery-trail

Market Season Wraps Up with Strong Partnerships & Community Impact + Save the Date for 2020 Markets

The final Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust of the year took place on September 21, and capped another impactful season for local Iowa vendors and for area nonprofits.
The final Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust of the year took place on September 21, and capped another impactful season for local I……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/market-season-wraps-strong-partnerships-community-impact

Workforce Initiatives, Iowa Hemp Act and More: Success from 2019 Iowa Legislature and Continued Work for 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020.
As 2019 comes to an end, it gives us an opportunity reflect on our public policy successes in the past year and evaluate what we want to work on in 2020. Successes in 2019 One ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/workforce-initiatives-iowa-hemp-act-and-more-success-2019-iowa-legislature-and-continued-work-2020

Welcoming New Innovation Council and Policy Board Members

​As the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance works to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and help businesses succeed, we certainly do not complete this mission alone. In fact, we do so with the guidance and influence of many member…
As the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance works to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and help businesses succeed, we certainly do not complete this miss……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/01/welcoming-new-innovation-council-and-policy-board-members

MedQuarter Receives Final Child Care Center Feasibility Study, Weighs Possible Next Steps

​After conducting the first two phases of the three-phase child care center feasibility study, Mills Consulting Group of Framingham, MA submitted the full study results to the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in mid-December. At the MedQuarter Commiss…
After conducting the first two phases of the three-phase child care center feasibility study, Mills Consulting Group of Framingham, MA submitted the full study results to the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/medquarter-receives-final-child-care-center-feasibility-study-weighs-possible-next-steps

Economic Alliance Annual Report for 2019

In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community Development, Economic Development and Public Policy. Each focus included strate…
In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community De……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/economic-alliance-annual-report-2019

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