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City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant hometown, nationally ranked for economic growth, and committed to attract businesses to enhance the mix of two dozen Fortune 500 companies and 300 manufacturing facilities.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa is a city full of surprises for growing companies. Surprised to learn that we’re within a day’s drive of 72 million consumers? Surprised to discover a local workforce of more than 788,000 that national employers tell us is 25% more productive than their workers elsewhere? Surprised to find that we’ve been creating innovative technology for decades? Surprised to see that we have one of the most diverse economic bases in the Midwest? Surprised by big-city excitement without big-city congestion? The closer you look, the more surprises you’ll find. Our highway and rail network makes it easy to move materials in and products out. Our highly trained workers have diverse skills that reflect our unusually broad mix of industry — including defense technology, finance, biotechnology, food processing and production, aviation, insurance and more. We have a long tradition of supporting entrepreneurship. And local residents will tell you there’s so much to do so close to home, from sporting events to NewBo’s lively vibe. Actually, the only thing surprising about Cedar Rapids is the fact that you’re not already doing business here! We’re ready to help you change that. We’ welcome the chance to show you around, listen attentively to your company’s needs, and spell out everything we can do to help.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Tax Credit Assistance

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance
  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Revitalization

Starting a Business

  • Business Research
  • Forming a Business


  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
Contact Information
David Connolly
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401