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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Business Support, Community Development, Economic Development, Public Policy for the Cedar Rapids Area.


We work with businesses looking to grow or expand their company operations here and we provide support to our local businesses and their employees with programs, advocacy, workforce recruitment and retention solutions, community events, and most major hurdles that may come their way. From economic development to business support programs to workforce recruitment and retention to networking, public policy, and hosting community events like the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, our goal is always the same—to help grow our region while also serving the businesses and the people who live here.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Legislative Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Brownfield Tax Credits

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance


  • Business Management
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Internship Programs

Export Assistance

  • Certificates of Origin
Contact Information
Doug Neumann
501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 398-5228