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.

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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Downtown Gleams and Glitters with Holiday Cheer

Dec 17, 2019

The holidays are shining bright with Downtown Cedar Rapids wrapped up in lights, garland and bows. Greene Square glimmers with l… Read More

From the Mouths of Babes: An Idea for First & First West

Dec 17, 2019

On the west side of the Cedar River in Downtown Cedar Rapids sits eight acres of land full of potential. The site, known as Firs… Read More

New Competition Races into Downtown Cedar Rapids Next Year

Nov 22, 2019

They say opportunity knocks softly. A new competition in 2020 is opportunity knocking, and it’s anything but soft.Race for the S… Read More

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