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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New Downtown Branding Brings Vibrancy and Opportunity to Available Downtown Real Estate

Aug 19, 2021

Watch for more attractive store and window dressing in the downtown area. Inspired by a similar initiative in the Kansas City Po… Read More

Storm Drain Murals Get a Fresh Coat

Aug 19, 2021

You may notice new vibrancy and color on some storm drains in the Downtown Cedar Rapids area. Local artists have spruced up thei… Read More

Welcoming Week Returns to Cedar Rapids September 10-19

Aug 19, 2021

Welcoming Week brings together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importan… Read More

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