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.

  • Cedar Rapids Business Survey (2017)

    Annually, Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services staff conducts a survey of business & industry in the City.  In 2017, staff met with eighty (80) business establishments around Cedar Rapids.  Visits focus on including a wide range of industry types and firm sizes in order to obtain......

  • August Export Workshop in Cedar Rapids

      The International Traders of Iowa – Eastern Iowa Chapter (ITI-EIC) will present “Financial Tools for Success: An Export Workshop” on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  The workshop will be held at the PCI Community Room, 202 Tenth Street SE, Cedar Rapids.  Registration begins at 8:00......

  • Cedar Rapids bond sales results viewed favorably

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The City of Cedar Rapids received favorable interest rates on the sale of more than $60 million worth of general obligation and revenue bonds authorized Tuesday. The city council authorized the sale of some $62.6 million in  bonds, which include some refunding......

  • Lil’ Drug Store proposes new corporate headquarters and distribution center

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Lil’ Drug Store Products has proposed an expansion that would have the company build a new headquarters and distribution center just east of Interstate 380 in southwest Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids-based company plans to construct about 100,000-square-feet of office and distribution......

  • United Fire Group’s downtown expansion taking shape

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids’s original skyscraper is taking shape as new space for homegrown insurance company United Fire Group. Contractors have gutted the inside of the American Building downtown as they prepare for its new look, part of a multimillion-dollar expansion project that also......