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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ConnectCR Achieves Funding, Moves Forward in Planning Stages

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

ConnectCR announced it surpassed a $7 million private fundraising effort in just 19 months. The project will combine the private… Read More

Beautification in All Districts for a Clean and Inviting Cedar Rapids

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

Summer is here, and we’re all anxious to get outside and take it in! From taking a spin on a Veo e-bike or e-scooter to checking… Read More

Drive-Thru Downtown Farmers Market Format Extended to Remainder of Season

Economic Alliance | Jul 30, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will be a drive-thru format for the remainder … Read More

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