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Two Corridor Cities Make Best Places to Live List

Two Corridor cities have made MONEY.com’s annual 100 Best Places to Live in America list. Iowa City topped the list at No. 19, while Cedar Rapids ranked No. 83. Ames and Des Moines also made the list, coming it at No. 35 and No. 62, respectively. Iowa City was cited for its “well-rounded” nature, including… Read more →

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID was formed in 1986 and the Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID in 2015. The Cedar Rapids City Council officially approved the establishment of the Medical SSMID in… Read more →

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a community issue. Collaborative efforts are necessary to make… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Named #2 on Livability’s List of 10 Best Home Base Cities

Cedar Rapids was named #2 on Livability’s list of the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers. This list highlights 10 cities across the U.S. that offer travel enthusiasts something special. To identify the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers, Livability took a look at cities with a relatively affordable cost of… Read more →

MedQuarter Primed for More Growth in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Over the last decade, the NewBo District and downtown Cedar Rapids have experienced a boom in popularity and growth. The district covers 55 square blocks, and it’s been an official district within Cedar Rapids since 2011.Now some people believe the next area to grow like that will be the MedQuarter Regional… Read more →

Three Sister Organizations Continue Annual Tradition of Spreading Mercy in the Cedar Rapids Community

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 11, 2019) – Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.  Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization coming together on Friday, July 19, near the anniversary… Read more →

Eastern Iowa Sleep Center Moves to PCI Medical Pavilion II

Eastern Iowa Sleep Center (EISC) announced May 3, 2019, it will be moving to the new PCI Medical Pavilion II located at 275 10th Street, SE. The move is tentatively scheduled for January 2020. EISC, a partnership between PCI, Mercy Medical Center, and UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital, and PCI’s Neurology & Sleep Medicine Clinic will co-locate… Read more →

Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health announce plans to join trusted brands

Both organizations seek to become world leader in personalized primary care Sioux Falls, S.D. and Des Moines, Iowa – UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health have signed a letter of intent to explore joining their trusted brands as they seek to become the destination for personalized primary care in America’s Heartland. The decision follows considerable exploration… Read more →

New Sculptures Now on Display in MedQ Park on 3rd

There are a couple new additions to the MedQ Park on 3rd! Thanks to Gilded Pear Gallery, two sculptures are now on display. Cedar Rapids native Tom Newport created both pieces. Tom graduated from Cornell College in 1977 and has since lived in Cedar Rapids building his own jewelry design and sculpture business. The red… Read more →

East Bound A Ave Closed May 21

East bound A Ave will be CLOSED for road work Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 a.m. – June 11, 2019. See red-lined closure area.