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Cedar Rapids Lights Up With Façade Improvements

​Each year, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance facilitates a façade improvement program intended to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to renovate their building fronts an…
Each year, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance facilitates a façade improvement program intended to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/cedar-rapids-lights-facade-improvements

New MedQuarter Banners Encourage Wellness

​One of the greatest concerns expressed by physicians and other health care workers throughout the pandemic was that people were deferring wellness and other non-emergent health care procedures due to fear of COVID 19 infection. With more and more people …
One of the greatest concerns expressed by physicians and other health care workers throughout the pandemic was that people were deferring wellness and other non-emergent health c……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/new-medquarter-banners-encourage-wellness

Stronger Together: "We Are CR" Mural

​Our community and nation have been through much tragedy and tumult over the past 18 months, but during these tough times our community put its differences aside so that we could heal and move forward together. Stemming from the peaceful protests of last…
Our community and nation have been through much tragedy and tumult over the past 18 months, but during these tough times our community put its differences aside so that we could h……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/07/stronger-together-we-are-cr-mural

Market After Dark Returns for 2021

​One of the most highly anticipated events in Downtown Cedar Rapids is returning this fall. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will once again host Market After Dark, presented by Alliant Energy, on Saturday, September 25th. This will mark the si…
One of the most highly anticipated events in Downtown Cedar Rapids is returning this fall. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will once again host Market After Dark, presen……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/market-after-dark-returns-2021

MedQuarter's 2021 Parkway Improvement Project in Full Swing

Improvements along the north and south sides of 1st Avenue East from 10th to 12th Street began in early August in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District. This project is in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids and will include pavement repairs, cur…
Improvements along the north and south sides of 1st Avenue East from 10th to 12th Street began in early August in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District. This project is in par……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/medquarters-2021-parkway-improvement-project-full-swing

New Businesses Open in the MedQuarter

​The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is now home to several new businesses, both medical and non-medical, offering a wider variety of products and services within the District. Learn a little more about each business and what they are bringing to the…
The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is now home to several new businesses, both medical and non-medical, offering a wider variety of products and services within the Distric……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/new-businesses-open-medquarter

Welcoming Week Returns to Cedar Rapids September 10-19

​Welcoming Week brings together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places. At a time when political rhetoric has deepened divisions and the COVID-19 pandemic ha…
Welcoming Week brings together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places. At a time whe……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/welcoming-week-returns-cedar-rapids-september-10-19

Storm Drain Murals Get a Fresh Coat

​You may notice new vibrancy and color on some storm drains in the Downtown Cedar Rapids area. Local artists have spruced up their work on the city drains, which remind downtown patrons that they can help stop polluting our waterways like the Cedar River.…
You may notice new vibrancy and color on some storm drains in the Downtown Cedar Rapids area. Local artists have spruced up their work on the city drains, which remind downtown p……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/08/storm-drain-murals-get-fresh-coat

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

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