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.

  • COVID-19 Close Contact Infographic (Linn County Public Health)

    To supplement CDC Close Contact Guidelines for COVID-19 exposure, Linn County Public Health has prepared an infographic to help summarize the range of necessary action employers should take.  This infographic was prepared in response to the questions from the business community. Additional resources and information......

  • August 2020 Midwest Derecho Business Loss Questionnaire

    The City of Cedar Rapids Economic Development Services Division has compiled reports of business losses resulting form the recent derecho storm event.  The purpose of this effort has been to document a minimum estimate of cost incurred within the City economy as a result of......

  • Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

    The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and provides timely economic data to policymakers who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses.Thesurvey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed and......

  • SBA Virtual Business Recovery Center/Disaster Loan Outreach Center

    SBA Disaster Center’s Virtual Business Recovery Center (VBRC) and Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) continue to assist Iowans. The hours are Mondays – Sundays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST). SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) continue to contact and/or follow up with applicants from......

  • ECICOG COVID-19 Recovery Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

    The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration, has established a loan pool to help businesses in Cedar Rapids. New or existing businesses in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas may be eligible for......