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.

  • 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......

  • 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,......