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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.

  • 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......

  • Revolving Loan Fund Webinar for Cedar Rapids Businesses

    ECICOG Revolving Loan Fund Webinar March 24th at 1:00 PM The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) is excited to announce a webinar series. Geared toward ECICOG’s 6-county region, the webinars will focus on the many ways ECICOG provides support to its communities. The......

  • 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......