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.

  • 2022 Cedar Rapids Business Survey Available

    Annually, since 2016, City of Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services has conducted a retention program survey focused on existing industry in Cedar Rapids. Staff visit with a representative cross-section of employers to generate feedback about needs and opportunities facing the business community.  Input from company......

  • Free Webinar (6/15): Managing Supply Chain Risks – U.S. Dept. of Commerce

    This webinar specially designed for Iowa companies who are developing and expanding their international businesses but facing the challenges of an extended supply chain disruption. In partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa District Export Council, we will provide an in-depth discussion by experts......

  • COVID-19 Testing Information for Businesses

    The Linn County Public Health (LCPH) Department maintains a resource page about COVID-19 testing in the Cedar Rapids area: https://www.linncountyiowa.gov/1582/COVID-19-Testing Information on LCPH’s website covers types of testing options available, testing service providers and where to access tests.  It also provides useful guidance relating to......

  • ISU-Cedar Rapids Food Safety Roundtable

    On October 15th, the ISU-Cedar Rapids Partnership for Food Manufacturing and Bioprocessing held a virtual food safety roundtable meeting.  Presentations covered Industry 4.0 topics as well as Intentional Adulteration Risk & Food Defense. A link to the recorded webinar is available by clicking here.  Food......

  • Find Information about Welcoming Week Events and Activities in CR (9/10 to 9/19)

    “WELCOMING WINGS” TO HIGHLIGHT WELCOMING WEEK Special Art Installations Around the City Say, “We Welcome All to Our Community”   CEDAR RAPIDS – “Welcoming Wings” art installations will be featured around the City of Cedar Rapids, from September 10—19, as the city celebrates “Welcoming Week......