Cedar Rapids, Iowa and its surrounding towns and cities have a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. Our patrons also have a desire to shop local and support small businesses. Until now, there hasn’t been a way to discover all that Cedar Rapids area businesses have to offer without visiting multiple storefronts, websites, farmer’s markets, and craft fairs in the area.
We strive to change that. The Cedar Rapids Marketplace has combined the passion for buying local and the ease of shopping online into one easy-to-use site for both the consumer and the small business. You can now shop many Cedar Rapids area businesses at the same time, year-round, 24/7, in the comfort of your own home.
- To allow consumers to learn about, and shop from, many local small businesses from the comfort of their own homes.
- To give a platform for small business owners to promote and sell their products without much risk or investment on their end.
- To keep the connection thriving between the small business and their customers.
Because consumers are now making many of their purchases through online marketplace sites, we strive to bring Cedar Rapids area small businesses together and rally our community to support them.
Visit any of the pages below to learn more about how the Cedar Rapids Marketplace began and what this resource offers to our community.