Cedar River in Cedar Rapids

What’s new in Cedar Rapids?

From exciting new restaurants on NewBo streets, to innovative companies adding facilities, to promising new developments, something good is always happening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We’ve highlighted some of the more interesting and exhilarating stories about local life and business here.

  • Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

    The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and provides timely economic data to policymakers who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses.Thesurvey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed and......

  • SBA Virtual Business Recovery Center/Disaster Loan Outreach Center

    SBA Disaster Center’s Virtual Business Recovery Center (VBRC) and Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) continue to assist Iowans. The hours are Mondays – Sundays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST). SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) continue to contact and/or follow up with applicants from......

  • ECICOG COVID-19 Recovery Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

    The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration, has established a loan pool to help businesses in Cedar Rapids. New or existing businesses in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas may be eligible for......

  • Gov. Reynolds announces small business relief for bars and taverns in 6 counties

    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program will be reopened to provide relief grants to bars, taverns and other establishments impacted by the Aug. 27, 2020 COVID-19 disaster proclamation that closed bars in six counties —......

  • SBA Disaster Assistance – Resource Partners and Programs

    If your home or business was incurred costs and/or damage in Cedar Rapids (Linn County) by the August 10th derecho storm event, then there are multiple ways to access SBA assistance programs. For detailed information on the steps needed to access financial help, click here......