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New Downtown Branding Brings Vibrancy and Opportunity to Available Downtown Real Estate

Watch for more attractive store and window dressing in the downtown area. Inspired by a similar initiative in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the Economic Alliance’s Community Development Innovation Council is working with Economic Alliance staff …
Watch for more attractive store and window dressing in the downtown area. Inspired by a similar initiative in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the Economic Alliance’s Comm……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/new-downtown-branding-brings-vibrancy-and-opportunity-available-downtown-real-estate

MedQuarter Marks 10th Anniversary with Progress Report and Cookies Delivered to District Businesses

​In September of 2011 the Cedar Rapids City Council approved the city’s second Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (SSMID), a self-taxing mechanism, by establishing the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID for the next 20 years. Better known as the MedQ…
In September of 2011 the Cedar Rapids City Council approved the city’s second Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (SSMID), a self-taxing mechanism, by establishing t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/medquarter-marks-10th-anniversary-progress-report-and-cookies-delivered-district-businesses

Fall in Love with All Things Autumn at This Season's Final Farmers Market

​The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, has had a wonderfully successful return to the community and is thrilled to offer a fall market this 2021 season. Vendors are excited to roll out their autumn-focused sp…
The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, has had a wonderfully successful return to the community and is thrilled to offer a fall market ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/fall-love-all-things-autumn-seasons-final-farmers-market

Bounty Statue Continues Its Tour of the MedQ District

A traveling classic continues. Commissioned by the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in 2016 as part of the Grant Wood-themed Overalls All Over exhibition, the District’s Bou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/09/bounty-statue-continues-its-tour-medq-district

2021 Farmers Market Season Creates Positive Economic Impact

​The community was more than ready to break out of the pandemic hibernation and breathe a sense of normalcy. One of the first events to take to the streets, literally, was the revival of the in-person Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Markets, presented by Ce…
Read about the current Farmers Market season here! The community was more than ready to break out of the pandemic hibernation and breathe a sense of normalcy. One of the first even……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/2021-farmers-market-season-creates-positive-economic-impact

Reflecting the City in Art: New Murals Bring Color and Perspective to Downtown

​ConnectCR is a grassroots effort that started as two separate projects—the revitalization of Cedar Lake and the construction of a trail/pedestrian bridge to link the east and west sides of the Cedar River along the core districts of Czech Village and New…
ConnectCR is a grassroots effort that started as two separate projects—the revitalization of Cedar Lake and the construction of a trail/pedestrian bridge to link the east and wes……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/reflecting-city-art-new-murals-bring-color-and-perspective-downtown

Downtown Cedar Rapids - Uplift, Uplighting and an Upgraded Look

​Adding vibrancy to Downtown Cedar Rapids was central to the mission of both the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) Commission and the Community Development function of the Economic Alliance in 2021. Many initiatives were launc…
Adding vibrancy to Downtown Cedar Rapids was central to the mission of both the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) Commission and the Community Develop……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/downtown-cedar-rapids-uplift-uplighting-and-upgraded-look

Economic Alliance Annual Meeting 2021: Save the Date as We Celebrate Ten Years

Mark your calendars and get out your party hats as we celebrate ten years of serving communities as the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.
Mark your calendars and get out your party hats as we celebrate ten years of serving communities as the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. We all are looking for things to cel……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/economic-alliance-annual-meeting-2021-save-date-we-celebrate-ten-years

LFS Class of 2021 Presents Check to Advocates for Social Justice

The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2021 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Advocates for Social Justice. The LFS class donated more than $4,700 to the local n…
The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2021 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Advoca……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/lfs-class-2021-presents-check-advocates-social-justice

Ten Things to Watch For in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District

​As the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID, better known as the MedQuarter, heads into its eleventh year of operation, the steadfast focus on district improvement continues. Here are ten exciting things to watch for in the coming year.
As the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID, better known as the MedQuarter, heads into its eleventh year of operation, the steadfast focus on district improvement continues. Here are ten ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2022/02/ten-things-watch-medquarter-regional-medical-district

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