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July 12, 2022 | Community Development

The Downtown Farmers Market Tradition Spans 17 Years for 7 Vendors

​With a legacy spanning nearly two decades, the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market has been etched into hearts and souls of the local community. While there are new faces ...

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How we are supporting local this weekend

July 6, 2022 | Business Support

How We Are Supporting Local This Weekend Ft. Eric Van Kerckhove

Weekend itineraries featuring great Cedar Rapids area restaurants, shopping, recreation, arts and culture and more! Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Buy Local Presenting Spo...

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Child Care Wins - Local

July 6, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Child Care Wins – Local Businesses and Organizations Provide Innovative Solutions

​Childcare. A powerful word that carries immense importance to families and the workforce across the nation. For independence, productivity and peace of mind for parents ...

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Leadership For Five Seasons

June 9, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting Community Leaders – Leadership for Five Seasons

Nearly 1,400 business professionals have passed through the Leadership for Five Seasons program gaining life long skills that benefits them personally and professionally. The ...

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Race for the space

June 6, 2022 | Downtown Cedar Rapids

Building Momentum in Cedar Rapids with “Race for the Space”

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance launched a program dubbed, Race for the Space earlier this spring. It’s a business competition designed to support a startup, second...

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CG Crystal

May 27, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Solving Tomorrow’s Challenges, Today – Crystal Group Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

Offering integrated solutions that are tailored to meet the exact needs of clients, Crystal Group incorporates emerging technologies, cybersecurity, environmental performance ...

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May 20, 2022 | Business Support

Support Local Eateries and Servers this National Waitstaff Day

​Whether you're dining out for a weekend brunch or celebrating special occasions with your loved ones, the people who make these treasured outings that much more enjoyable a...

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Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference

May 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Alliant Energy, the city of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Host Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference May 24-25

Alliant Energy, the city of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are hosting the Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference, Tuesday, May 24 and Wedn...

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May 18, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Wired for Quality Growth – Timberline Manufacturing Receives Manufacturing 4.0 Grant

​Employee-owned, quality-focused, future-driven. Timberline Manufacturing prides itself on being hyper-focused on a strong foundational message - “How do we GROW?” The s...

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May 16, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Cedar Rapids Getting Global Attention for Serious Expansions

​The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and there’s a sense of growth in the air as we try to shake off cooler weather, but for the Economic Development (ED) tea...

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May 12, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Young Professionals Connect with Reasons to Stay in ICR Iowa Post-Graduation

​In March a group of students from Coe College, with interests in political science, economics, accounting, and business administration, among other fields, joined Economic ...

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Volunteers for Farmers Market standing in a stall

May 12, 2022 | Community Development

Volunteer for the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to help bring one of Cedar Rapids’ most anticipated annual events to life? Early Saturday mornings, before the sun rises and the city is...

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Eastern Iowa Airport FLYCID

May 5, 2022 | Business Support

CID Airport Cargo Soaring to New Heights

​When most people hear the word airport, they visualize travel, vacations, and business trips. However, around the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) people are not the only thing g...

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April 28, 2022 | Economic Development & Workforce

Ignite ICR Lights Up Again for 2022

​Businesses, organizations and interns, here’s an announcement that will get you fired up! After several years of less-than-normal circumstances, we are excited to announc...

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Race for the space

April 27, 2022 | Community Development

New Competition Races into Downtown Cedar Rapids in 2022

​They say opportunity knocks softly. A new competition is coming to downtown Cedar Rapids in 2022, and it’s an opportunity knocking pretty loudly. Race for the Space is a...

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