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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New, Interactive Experiences at 5th Annual Market After Dark on August 24

Jul 19, 2019

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

Downtown Businesses Can Apply for the Facade Improvement Program

Jul 19, 2019

The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Mun… Read More

Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport Kicks Off, Invites New Faces to the District

Jul 19, 2019

Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet?The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still ti… Read More

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