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Economic Development

Contact Information
Jasmine Almoayed
Economic Development Manager
City Hall
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-286-5349

Department Contacts

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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The City of Cedar Rapids is committed to using community resources and incentives as a catalyst to promote business growth and investment by the private sector. The following five (5) objectives, adopted by the City Council in the Economic Development Investment Policy, provide a framework for consideration to ensure both sound investment and quality results.

  1. Facilitates significant investment that demonstrates growth of the tax base and strong commitment to the community.
  2. Facilitates creation or retention of high-quality jobs.
  3. Encourages diversification in the regional economic cluster and employment base.
  4. Provides a long-term community benefit in return for the City’s investment.
  5. Demonstrates quality development that exceeds City development standards and is consistent with the City’s Smart Growth Development principles.

Refining our Economic Development Strategy

The City of Cedar Rapids recently partnered with AngelouEconomics, one of the nation’s leading economic development consulting firms, to develop a comprehensive strategy to leverage Cedar Rapids' assets for future economic prosperity. The executive summary and recommended strategies of the study are available below.

The online reports provide greater detail on the summary of recommendations, key performance indicators, a SWOT analysis, and retail leakage.

City Programs
City programs to facilitate growth

Contacts & Resources
Useful information & data

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State Programs
State assistance programs

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