The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance produces several events each year geared toward our core function of Community Development, which works to grow, collaborate with, and connect vibrant metro area core districts in Cedar Rapids and support surrounding communities.

In addition to the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, the Good Morning Cedar Rapids!, the Economic Alliance team continues to host business networking and member-focused events year-round like Policy on the Rocks, BizMix and business ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings.

The EA also supports downtown housing initiatives by hosting an informational housing and amenities event,Urban Living, where the community is invited to get information on urban living options, amenities information and chat with developers.

Featured Events

The Economic Alliance produces several events each year geared toward our core function of Community Development. Don’t miss these fun, lively, and community-enhancing events!


Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, presented by the Economic Alliance, has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest!

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Urban Living

Come tour housing options in downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding core districts to find the perfect place to call home!

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Market After Dark

Join us for the 4th annual Market After Dark! Whether you're coming for the 100+ vendors, headlining entertainment, or the great local food and beverages, you won't want to miss out!

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

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

Did you know that Cedar Rapids is part of a 6,800+ mile trail that spans across the county? It’s called the American Discovery T… Read More

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Economic Alliance | Sep 11, 2019

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuart… Read More

Eight Storm Drains Transformed into Colorful Murals With an Important Message

Aug 28, 2019

If you’ve walked through Downtown Cedar Rapids lately, you may have noticed eight storm drains have been transformed into educat… Read More

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