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.

  • COVID-19 Testing Information for Businesses

    The Linn County Public Health (LCPH) Department maintains a resource page about COVID-19 testing in the Cedar Rapids area: https://www.linncountyiowa.gov/1582/COVID-19-Testing Information on LCPH’s website covers types of testing options available, testing service providers and where to access tests.  It also provides useful guidance relating to......

  • ISU-Cedar Rapids Food Safety Roundtable

    On October 15th, the ISU-Cedar Rapids Partnership for Food Manufacturing and Bioprocessing held a virtual food safety roundtable meeting.  Presentations covered Industry 4.0 topics as well as Intentional Adulteration Risk & Food Defense. A link to the recorded webinar is available by clicking here.  Food......

  • Find Information about Welcoming Week Events and Activities in CR (9/10 to 9/19)

    “WELCOMING WINGS” TO HIGHLIGHT WELCOMING WEEK Special Art Installations Around the City Say, “We Welcome All to Our Community”   CEDAR RAPIDS – “Welcoming Wings” art installations will be featured around the City of Cedar Rapids, from September 10—19, as the city celebrates “Welcoming Week......

  • IEDA Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Grant Programs

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority is now offering grant assistance to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) interested pursuing solutions for automation, smart technology, and systems integration.  Companies must have between 3 and 75 employees, have been in operation for three years and meet other program......

  • 2021 Cedar Rapids Business Survey Update Now Available

    Each year, Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services Division staff meets with a representative cross-section of existing industry through the City’s organized program of business retention. Input generated from business retention calls helps to expedite business expansion and allows for greater public-private collaboration within the local......