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.

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 Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest!

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Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Celebrating business development and expansion milestones is important to the community and we highlight these with the ceremony of a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking. Economic Alliance Ambassadors help with networking, connecting and facilitating awareness of these historic moments!

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Market After Dark

Join us for 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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MedQuarter’s First Commissioned Mural Completed

Aug 01, 2022

An array of artistic beauty lines the west- and north-facing walls of the Citywide Cleaners building along A Avenue NE between 8… Read More

Nearly One in Five Farmers Market Vendors Started After the Pandemic

Jul 27, 2022

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market can be the door for entrepreneurs to kickstart their passions and new business ideas. E… Read More

The Downtown Farmers Market Tradition Spans 17 Years for 7 Vendors

Jul 12, 2022

With a legacy spanning nearly two decades, the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market has been etched into hearts and souls of the… Read More

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