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.

  • City of Cedar Rapids Target Industry Study Available

    Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services recently completed an update to its target industry analysis.  This work was performed as part of regular update to the City’s strategic framework for the local economic development process. Target industry analysis identifies industries that have an above average concentration......

  • IEDA Manufacturing 4.0 Grants

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Iowa will be investing an additional $2 million in the Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program to enhance productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in Iowa’s largest industry. The program helps small- to mid-size Iowa manufacturers invest in the adoption......

  • Job Fair at Ladd Library (2/23/23)

    Looking for employment in Cedar Rapids?  If so, join us in February at the Ladd Library for a special event! What: Special Grab a Job @ Ladd Library When: February 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Ladd Library (3750 Williams BLVD SW)......

  • Emerging Entrepreneur Summit and Pitch Competition at NewBo City Market

    During the weekend of March 24-25, NewBo City Market, in partnership with Linn Area Credit Union, is hosting an Emerging Entrepreneur Summit and Pitch Competition at NewBo City Market. On Friday, March 24, individuals interested in developing their business can take part in the summit......

  • 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......