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 the Economic Alliance, 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 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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Downtown Cedar Rapids - Uplift, Uplighting and an Upgraded Look

Dec 16, 2021

Adding vibrancy to Downtown Cedar Rapids was central to the mission of both the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement Di… Read More

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

Oct 18, 2021

ConnectCR is a grassroots effort that started as two separate projects—the revitalization of Cedar Lake and the construction of … Read More

2021 Farmers Market Season Creates Positive Economic Impact

Oct 18, 2021

The community was more than ready to break out of the pandemic hibernation and breathe a sense of normalcy. One of the first eve… Read More

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