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.

  • 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......

  • Federal Reserve Banks’ 2017 Small Business Survey

    The Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services Division is partnering with the Federal Reserve on a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like to ensure all interested businesses have a chance to participate. You will find a link to the......

  • How a Midwestern City Bounced Back From Its Own Harvey

    By Shayndi Raice Sept. 18, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—This once-bustling city was facing all the challenges of former manufacturing hubs across the country when it wrote a 25-year plan to revive its business and residential life. The plans didn’t go very far,......

  • City of Cedar Rapids to Use SiteSeer Professional for Retail Recruitment

    BOISE, ID | August 28, 2017 – The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has engaged SiteSeer Technologies for enterprise use of SiteSeer Professional, a web-based analytics platform that helps companies make data-driven location decisions. SiteSeer will provide the city’s economic development staff the retail trade area assessment and......

  • 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......