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.

  • IEDA Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Grant Programs

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority is now offering grant assistance to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) interested pursuing solutions for automation, smart technology, and systems integration.  Companies must have between 3 and 75 employees, have been in operation for three years and meet other program......

  • 2021 Cedar Rapids Business Survey Update Now Available

    Each year, Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services Division staff meets with a representative cross-section of existing industry through the City’s organized program of business retention. Input generated from business retention calls helps to expedite business expansion and allows for greater public-private collaboration within the local......

  • Reminder: IEDA Workforce Housing and Brownfield/Grayfield Applications

    The Iowa Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program application round is currently open for 2021.   Qualifying physical development projects may receive transferable state tax credits based on project investment.  The deadline to apply is July 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM.   Full details of the program......

  • Cedar Rapids Economic Implementation Grant Webinar (Recording)

    On March 30th, City of Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services staff presented a webinar intended to assist economic development nonprofits seeking funds to support service delivery through the current RFP opportunity. The webinar gives important background on the RFP, outlines the process in full and......

  • Cedar Rapids Economic Development Implementation Grant Program Announcement

    The City of Cedar Rapids is inviting proposals from qualifying nonprofit organizations wishing to provide extended network Economic Development Services in Cedar Rapids.  A total of $205,000 is available annually per fiscal year for a two cycle starting July, 2021. Full details on the process......