Cedar Rapids

The City of Five Seasons

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, outdoor recreation, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. Cedar Rapids offers a unique balance of big city amenities without all the typical hassles and headaches that come with a large city.  This extra time afforded to our residents and visitors is why Cedar Rapids is known as “The City of Five Seasons.”  This fifth season affords us time to enjoy all other seasons, and to enjoy life.

As the second largest city in the state, we are:

  • The largest corn-processing city in the world
  • One of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States
  • One of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America

Home to almost 300 different manufacturing plants and two dozen Fortune 500 companies, including Collins AerospaceAEGONGeneral MillsCargill, PenfordQuaker OatsArcher Daniels Midland and Nordstrom.

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