Mays Island, Downtown Cedar Rapids Iowa

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 Banks are conducting a national survey of existing and pre-start small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to track small business financing conditions and bring them to the attention of service......

  • RFQ: First & First West

    The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is now accepting proposals for redevelopment of 7.7 acres of property located in the vicinity of 1st Ave W and 1ST ST NW. Click here to access this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) through the City of Cedar Rapids Website....

  • 2018 Cedar Rapids Business Survey Now Available

    The City of Cedar Rapids has completed its 2018 existing industry survey.  Each year, the Economic Development Services Division’s Cedar Rapids Business Survey is undertaken to help ensure that the local economic development process is responding to current needs and priorities for companies doing business......

  • ISU-Cedar Rapids Industry Study Now Available

    A new report on food manufacturing and bioprocessing industries in Cedar Rapids is now available.  The study documents baseline activity, current trends in the marketplace, waste streams, and future opportunities. Study research is the result of ongoing collaboration between Iowa State University (ISU) faculty, existing......

  • Free Small Business Cybersecurity Training

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will have free cybersecurity training available for Cedar Rapids businesses in November and December. Training will range from an introduction of basic concepts to more advanced topics.  Business owners will also have the option to utilize tools to perform......