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.

  • Cedar Rapids Food & Bio Manufacturing Report Update (2023)

    In January 2024, working through the ISU-Cedar Partnership, project staff completed update of the Cedar Rapids Food and Bioprocessors Manufacturing Report.  Originally published in 2018, the study measures baseline economic output for the food and bio cluster in Cedar Rapids.  Specifically, this document inventories the......

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  • Community Resources Hub Launched to Help CR Residents

    Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services staff participated in a collaborative planning group, organized through Linn County Community Services, to create a new resource hub.  The hub serves as a tool for those living and working in the community to aid in understanding where services are......

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  • City of Cedar Rapids Target Industry Study Available

    Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services recently completed an update to its target industry analysis.  This work was performed as part of regular update to the City’s strategic framework for the local economic development process. Target industry analysis identifies industries that have an above average concentration......

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  • IEDA Manufacturing 4.0 Grants

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Iowa will be investing an additional $2 million in the Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program to enhance productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in Iowa’s largest industry. The program helps small- to mid-size Iowa manufacturers invest in the adoption......

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  • Job Fair at Ladd Library (2/23/23)

    Looking for employment in Cedar Rapids?  If so, join us in February at the Ladd Library for a special event! What: Special Grab a Job @ Ladd Library When: February 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Ladd Library (3750 Williams BLVD SW)......

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