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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2021 Parkway Improvements in the MedQuarter

Mar 12, 2021

For the fourth year in a row, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District plans to continue implementing its Master Parkway Improve… Read More

MedQuarter Partners with Make It OK to Present Capstone Event

Feb 15, 2021

In 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the derecho, a group of leaders came together to launch the Make It OK campagn in Linn Co… Read More

Downtown CR Dollars Extended Through March 31

Feb 15, 2021

Last year, we launched the Downtown CR Dollars initiative to provide stimulus and incentives for shopping locally in downtown Ce… Read More

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