All you need to know about Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a city in Iowa, USA. Part of Linn County, it lies on the Cedar River and is located roughly 20 miles from Iowa City and 100 miles from Des Moines. The city is home to some 126,000 people, and the wider metropolitan area has a population of over 257,000. The main language spoken in Cedar Rapids is English and the main currency used is the US Dollar. The city has a humid continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. As a thriving hub for culture and art, Cedar Rapids makes for an attractive business travel destination, offering both corporate housing and great attractions.

The history of Cedar Rapids dates back to the 19th century. The area was established in 1838 and incorporated as a city in 1849. Cedar Rapids originally went by the name Columbus, before later being changed to the name we have today. In its early beginnings, the economy of Cedar Rapids focused heavily on meatpacking, which helped establish the city as a business travel hub. The city also home to such businesses as Quaker Oats, the world’s biggest cereal mill, and manufacturer, Cherry-Burrell.  

Today, Cedar Rapids is a major hub for corn processing. The grain processing sector is the city’s most important industry and accounts for some 12,000 jobs in Cedar Rapids. Some of its most prominent companies include trucking company CRST and the multinational corporation, Rockwell Collins. Other big businesses in the area are Toyota Financial Service and Nordstrum. These various companies draw business travellers from all over the world and are located close to serviced apartments and corporate housing.

Top attractions in Cedar Rapids include the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Paramount Theater and the Brucemore Museum. Other points of interest are the Czech Village and the Cedar Rapids Public Library. We offer corporate housing in touching distance of all such attractions to make your business travel stay in Cedar Rapids as fulfilling as possible.

Cedar Rapids is served by buses and taxis. Cedar Rapid Transit provides a regular bus service in the city which links to Hiawatha and Marion. The city is connected by the following major railroads: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, Union Pacific, Canadian National and the Iowa Northern Railway Company. The closest airport to Cedar Rapids is the Eastern Iowa Airport. Those staying in corporate housing provided by SilverDoor can reap the benefits of great transport links and corporate housing in Cedar Rapids.

Book your serviced apartment in Cedar Rapids today to make your business travel experience in the city as a pleasurable as possible.