Join the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance in supporting Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here!

The dollars you spend locally circulate through our community to make it a better place to live and work.

Each dollar spent locally returns 3 times more to our community than buying elsewhere.

When you support our local economy, you are helping your family, neighbors, and friends!

BUY HERE: Check out our local businesses that have so much to offer: shop for a holiday gift, sit down for a fantastic meal, or use a local service provider. Make sure to consider Corner Store Apothecary, Czech Cottage, Embody Bridal, Tammi’s Custom Coating and The Heart Agency this holiday shopping season.

GIVE HERE: Local nonprofits make up an important part of the business community. Consider a donation in 2022, as these organizations work hard in developing our community and serving as a community resource. Make sure to consider Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, Foundation 2, Horizons, The Arc and United We March Forward during this holiday giving season.

GROW HERE: When one local business connects with another—they both grow here. That’s why partnering for things like day-to-day supplies and resources is so important. It helps strengthen the close-knit, innovative, neighborly local business culture here. Make sure to connect with The Shell, Affordable Transportation, Bowers Chiropractic, Five Seasons Media and Office Express for any of your business needs this holiday season.

Check out to see a list of local businesses to consider this holiday season.