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Next Level Local: Elevate. Cultivate. Celebrate.

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About the Campaign


NewBo City Market was originally envisioned by community leaders in Cedar Rapids as a way to revitalize a community devasted by disaster after the 2008 flood. With a larger green space, a stage, an educational community kitchen, and a large indoor event space, NewBo City Market has helped to foster the community vitality and recreation that was necessary to economically develop an entire neighborhood. 

The Market plans and executes over 300 community events each year and incubates nearly 300 small businesses through providing business mentorship and physical space. Each year, over 500,000 people visit the Market to shop, eat, and enjoy free programming and educational classes. The Market has become a centerpiece to Cedar Rapids, the second largest city in Iowa, in its ten years existence. As we look ahead to the next ten years, we choose to respond—as we always have—to the greatest needs of our community. This has prompted us to design the Next Level Local Capital Campaign—a targeted expansion that will increase our business incubation, local food access, and public events capacity. 

Stay tuned to NewBo City Market communications channels for more updates on Next Level Local as they become available. If you're interested in naming opportunities, you can contact the Leadership Team at 319-200-4050 or


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