Cedar Rapids (2013-2014)


Cedar Rapids has done tremendous work to recover and re-develop after the devastating flooding in 2008 that inundated much of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Partnering with the IISC will help the City of Cedar Rapids, and several local non-profits organizations, such as the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District and Brucemore Historic Estate, continue to build upon their efforts.

Cedar Rapids (2013-2014) Projects


Attracting and Retaining a Quality Workforce in Cedar Rapids

The City of Cedar Rapids had recently hired their first city staff member dedicated to economic development. The Economic Development Liaison position provides the City with the opportunity to evaluate the economic development climate and target key...

Czech Village/New Bo Window Wonderland Arts Display

In collaboration with Arts Share , graduate students in the School of Art & Art History worked with local businesses in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District to design window displays for the holiday season. This project, dubbed the...

Evaluation and Development iGreenCR Program

The iGreenCR program was developed in late 2011 as a coordinated strategy to promote and brand Cedar Rapids’ sustainability efforts under one program rather than separate departmental initiatives. Students conducted research to evaluate community...

SSMID Planning, Creation, and Implementation

The City of Cedar Rapids had improved the streetscape along 3rd Street SE and 16th Avenue SW in the CV/NB Main Street, and additional programming and projects were planned for the District with the then recent hiring of a new Main Street Director,...