Regional Planning

A seven-county region that includes Cedar Rapids and Iowa City began a planning process in February 2016 called Regional Vision Rising.  It is a comprehensive, inclusive and forward-seeking effort to build consensus on the future of the region.

The plan will provide a roadmap to guide the area’s path to short and long-term economic growth.

The process includes:

  • Phase 1: Stakeholder Input
  • Phase 2: Regional Assessment
  • Phase 3: Economic Analysis
  • Phase 4: Regional Vision Strategy
  • Phase 5: Implementation Plan

The effort is supported through resources from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, Corridor Alliance, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Iowa City Area Development Group, Kirkwood Community College, Marion Chamber of Commerce, MEDCO, MedQuarter, University of Iowa and United Way of East Central Iowa. Since this establishment, ICR Iowa has also been an active participant.

For more information, including a working plan, visit click here.