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 networking, connect and facilitate 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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2020 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Dates Adjusted Due to Coronavirus Uncertainty

Mar 25, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has made the decision to delay the opening date of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Ma… Read More

Resources Available for Want-To-Be Downtown Dwellers

Economic Alliance | Mar 16, 2020

The latest released Cedar Rapids Housing Market Analysis commissioned annually by the City of Cedar Rapids indicates that Downto… Read More

Public Art On The Way in Downtown Cedar Rapids

Economic Alliance | Mar 16, 2020

Several new pieces of public art are coming to Downtown Cedar Rapids just in time for spring!Pocket Plaza ArtThe new Pocket Plaz… Read More

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