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 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......

  • Cedar Rapids to enter negotiations for One Park Place incentives

    Negotiations for the 28-story building would include land sale, incentives CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids City Council unanimously has authorized city officials to negotiate public incentives for what would be the tallest building in the city. During a meeting on Tuesday, city staff presented the......

  • Mega industrial park planned for Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A major industrial park under development on the southwest edge of Cedar Rapids — a first of its kind for Iowa — is expected to give the state a better shot at recruiting businesses that usually bypass it. Iowa Land and Building,......