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New Large-Capacity Trash Cans and Recycling Receptacles Coming to Downtown

​Downtown Cedar Rapids is set to get rid of unsightly trash mounds in overflowing cans by installing 20 new durable, high-capacity, solar-powered receptacles throughout the district.
Downtown Cedar Rapids is set to get rid of unsightly trash mounds in overflowing cans by installing 20 new durable, high-capacity, solar-powered receptacles throughout the distri……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/10/new-large-capacity-trash-cans-and-recycling-receptacles-coming-downtown

Cedar Rapids Downtown Holiday Décor Gets Even Brighter

​We’re all in need of some holiday cheer this year. Downtown Cedar Rapids aims to provide a bright spot in your 2020, literally, with 100 lighted trees on 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue, including 3rd Street, illuminated skywalks, and a giant lighted evergreen …
We’re all in need of some holiday cheer this year. Downtown Cedar Rapids aims to provide a bright spot in your 2020, literally, with 100 lighted trees on 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/11/cedar-rapids-downtown-holiday-decor-gets-even-brighter

MedQuarter's Commitment to Community Mental Health

​How often have you heard the phrase ‘COVID fatigue’ in the last couple of weeks? Yes, it’s a thing. As Iowa, and the nation, grapple with surging COVID-19 infections and people are drawn back into quarantine, there is another crisis brewing. One tha…
How often have you heard the phrase ‘COVID fatigue’ in the last couple of weeks? Yes, it’s a thing. As Iowa, and the nation, grapple with surging COVID-19 infections and people ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/12/medquarters-commitment-community-mental-health

MedQuarter Partners with Make It OK to Present Capstone Event

​In 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the derecho, a group of leaders came together to launch the Make It OK campaign in Linn County. The goal is to reduce stigma related to mental illness, in conjunction with the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. The e…
In 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the derecho, a group of leaders came together to launch the Make It OK campagn in Linn County. The goal is to reduce stigma related to menta……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/02/medquarter-partners-make-it-ok-present-capstone-event

2021 Parkway Improvements in the MedQuarter

​For the fourth year in a row, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District plans to continue implementing its Master Parkway Improvement Plan this summer by continuing work along 1st Avenue. After completing parkway improvements on the north and south sides …
For the fourth year in a row, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District plans to continue implementing its Master Parkway Improvement Plan this summer by continuing work along 1st……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/03/2021-parkway-improvements-medquarter

Spring Beautification & New Maintenance Hire

Spring cleaning and the air of change is upon us. As businesses begin steps to re-open and welcome employees, patrons, and visitors back, energy and renewal feed an optimism that has felt almost unattainable just a few months ago. The Economic Alliance is…
Spring cleaning and the air of change is upon us. As businesses begin steps to re-open and welcome employees, patrons, and visitors back, energy and renewal feed an optimism that ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/spring-beautification-new-maintenance-hire

A SSMID Summary: 2020 Community Development Progress & initiatives

2020 brought a lot--and so did the Downtown Cedar Rapids Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) in beautification, placemaking, clean-up efforts and more. The Downtown SSMID was once again a sponsor of the Greene Square Ambassador program—a…
2020 brought a lot--and so did the Downtown Cedar Rapids Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) in beautification, placemaking, clean-up efforts and more. The Dow……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/ssmid-summary-2020-community-development-progress-initiatives

Happy Trails - Spring Vibrancy Blooming in Downtown

For the past several years, the Economic Alliance has worked with Blooms Garden Center and Gift Shop to plant over 6,000 flowers and seasonal plants throughout Downtown and the New Bohemia/Czech Village districts. This year, we’re adding to that beautific…
For the past several years, the Economic Alliance has worked with Blooms Garden Center and Gift Shop to plant over 6,000 flowers and seasonal plants throughout Downtown and the Ne……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/happy-trails-spring-vibrancy-blooming-downtown

Buying Local: Business to Business

​The Economic Alliance aims to increase business-to-business local spending and throughout this year will feature the services of member businesses and the economic impact companies can have with their local spending decisions.
The Economic Alliance aims to increase business-to-business local spending and throughout this year will feature the services of member businesses and the economic impact companie……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/05/buying-local-business-business

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Returns for 2021 Season

​After more than a year of remaining in our homes to stay safe, we are thrilled to be able to bring back one of the community’s most highly anticipated events. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance opens the 16th season of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Far…
After more than a year of remaining in our homes to stay safe, we are thrilled to be able to bring back one of the community’s most highly anticipated events. The Cedar Rapids Me……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/06/cedar-rapids-downtown-farmers-market-returns-2021-season

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