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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MedQuarter's Commitment to Community Mental Health

Economic Alliance | Dec 15, 2020

How often have you heard the phrase ‘COVID fatigue’ in the last couple of weeks? Yes, it’s a thing.As Iowa, and the nation, gra… Read More

Cedar Rapids Downtown Holiday Décor Gets Even Brighter

Economic Alliance | Nov 18, 2020

We’re all in need of some holiday cheer this year. Downtown Cedar Rapids aims to provide a bright spot in your 2020, literally, … Read More

New Large-Capacity Trash Cans and Recycling Receptacles Coming to Downtown

Economic Alliance | Oct 29, 2020

Downtown Cedar Rapids is set to get rid of unsightly trash mounds in overflowing cans by installing 20 new durable, high-capacit… Read More

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