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Livability Cedar Rapids, IA Magazine

This edition of Livability Cedar Rapids, IA is sponsored by UFG Insurance

Fast fact: Cedar Rapids is the largest corn-processing city in the world and one of the leading bioprocessing and food ingredient centers in North America. As impressive as that is, Cedar Rapids has many other impressive aspects that help make life happy around here.

Quality of life amenities include museums, two main theaters, 74 parks, four golf
courses, six public swimming pools, two major hospitals and Eastern Iowa Airport. Other advantages include top-notch schools, a good transportation network and a pro-business government.

Cedar Rapids is home to 24 Fortune 500 companies, including big names like Cargill, General Mills, Nordstrom, Quaker Oats and Whirlpool. About 300 advanced manufacturing plants have operations here, and the insurance and finance industries keep growing strong, too. Other major sectors are aerospace, biotechnology, defense, education services, food and beverage, health care, IT, packaging and renewable energy.

Livability Cedar Rapids, IA is sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, which is home to a half million creative residents and covers 4,400 square miles in eastern Iowa including the seven county region of Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.

In This Issue

Affordable Places to Live

The Cost of Living Diaries: Cedar Rapids, IA

Affordable Places to Live

6 Reasons to Move to Cedar Rapids, IA

Love Where You Live

All Are Welcome in Cedar Rapids, IA

Where to Live Now

Cedar Rapids: A Hotbed for New Talent

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Cedar Rapids Companies Play Global Roles

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Why Do Cedar Rapids Businesses Thrive?

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Collins Aerospace Offers Tech Careers Across Iowa

Love Where You Live

Renewal Runs Through Downtown Cedar Rapids

Make Your Move

Moving to Cedar Rapids, IA? Find Out Which Neighborhood Is Right for You

Experiences & Adventures

Explore the Vast Network of Trails in Cedar Rapids

Experiences & Adventures

8 Fun Things To Do in Cedar Rapids, IA

Food Scenes

Hungry? Where to Eat in Cedar Rapids

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Score an Excellent Education in Cedar Rapids, IA

Healthy Places

Meet MedQ: 10 Things to Know About This Unique Medical District

Education, Careers & Opportunity

General Mills Cedar Rapids Makes Food the World Loves

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Collins Aerospace Invests in Community

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Kirkwood Community College Opens Door to Career Opportunities

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