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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Food Truck Fridays Debut for a Third Season to Hungry Lunch Crowds

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Those looking to squeeze in a walk over lunch will be delighted to find food trucks surrounding Greene Square on six Friday afte… Read More

Downtown Ambassador Pilot Program Embarks to Proactively Curb Violence and Create Welcoming Environment

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable i… Read More

New, Interactive Experiences at 5th Annual Market After Dark

Economic Alliance | Jul 11, 2019

Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated … Read More

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