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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

Downtown Vision Plan Propels Forward with Transformative Projects

A bigger, brighter future is on the horizon for Downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding neighborhoods. First commissioned in 2007, the Downtown Cedar Rapids Vision Plan was developed to mold a clear, unified vision for downtown. A decade later, the 2017 upd…
A bigger, brighter future is on the horizon for Downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding neighborhoods. First commissioned in 2007, the Downtown Cedar Rapids Vision Plan was develop……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/downtown-vision-plan-propels-forward-transformative-projects

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

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

Summer in Downtown

The temperature rises, and suddenly, life just seems a little better. Flowers bloom, restaurant patios fill up, and the days last longer. In Downtown Cedar Rapids, summer is a time of district beautification and fun events! Here’s what to expect this seas…
The temperature rises, and suddenly, life just seems a little better. Flowers bloom, restaurant patios fill up, and the days last longer. In Downtown Cedar Rapids, summer is a tim……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/summer-downtown

Storm Drain Mural Project Returns to Educate on Storm Drain Pollutants

Ever wonder what happens to everything that goes down the storm drain? Well, it goes to the Cedar River. Many people assume that pollutants flowing down storm drains will be treated at the water pollution control facility. This assumption is not true.
Ever wonder what happens to everything that goes down the storm drain? Well, it goes to the Cedar River. Many people assume that pollutants flowing down storm drains will be treat……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/storm-drain-mural-project-returns-educate-storm-drain-pollutants

Market After Dark Returns for Fifth Year

​Yes, it's true. This summer, marks five years of Market After Dark in Downtown Cedar Rapids! It's hard to believe we'll host the largest Market event of the summer again for the fifth time on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 - 11 p.m. But you know what they…
Yes, it's true. This summer, marks five years of Market After Dark in Downtown Cedar Rapids! It's hard to believe we'll host the largest Market event of the summer again for the f……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/market-after-dark-returns-fifth-year

New Sculptures on Display in MedQ Park on 3rd

There are a couple new additions to the MedQ Park on 3rd! Thanks to Gilded Pear Gallery, two sculptures are now on display. Cedar Rapids native Tom Newport created both pieces. Tom graduated from Cornell College in 1977 and has since lived in Cedar Rap…
There are a couple new additions to the MedQ Park on 3rd! Thanks to Gilded Pear Gallery, two sculptures are now on display. Cedar Rapids native Tom Newport created both piec……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/new-sculptures-display-medq-park-3rd

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