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Story Ideas

Cedar Rapids is full of interesting people, places and projects. Let us help you find your next story idea.

City of Cedar Rapids Government Organization

For story ideas on the following topics, contact Phillip Platz - p.platz@cedar-rapids.org; 319-286-5162:

  • Economic Development
  • Major employers
  • Target industries
  • Workforce
  • Education
  • Statistics: population, demographics, employment, etc.
  • Business climate

City Communications Division Contact List

Cedar Rapids Tourism Office

For story starters on the following topics, contact Angela Cox- a.cox@tourismcedarrapids.com; 319-731-4557:

  • Tourism
  • Arts and culture
  • Attractions and things to do
  • Festivals and events

Tourism Website

In Cedar Rapids with time to explore? Check out our Official Guide to Chillin' in Cedar Rapids to help you select some great restaurants to fit your taste and mood, and other fun places to explore while you’re visiting.  

Press Kit

Video and Photo Locations

Cedar Rapids offers many exciting and unique views and backdrops for interviews and b-roll. For more information and ideas, contact Phillip Platz, Interim Communications Division Manager for the City of Cedar Rapids (p.platz@cedar-rapids.org; 319-286-5162) or Angela Cox, Director of Marketing & Communication for the Cedar Rapids Tourism Office (a.cox@tourismcedarrapids.com; 319-731-4557).

Veteran’s Memorial Building
50 2nd Avenue Bridge

City Hall – Council Chamber Murals
101 First Street SE

Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library – including rooftop garden and seating area
450 5th Avenue SE

Five Seasons Plaza – Featuring our well-known Cedar Rapids Tree of Five Seasons sculpture
1st Street and 1st Ave NE

Greene Square
400 4th Avenue SE

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd Street SE

Czech Village

McGrath Amphitheatre
1st Street W and 3rd Avenue SW

Paramount Theatre
123 3rd Avenue SE

Bridge of Lions
16th Avenue Bridge SW-SE

Ushers Ferry Historical Village
5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE

Noelridge Park – Flower Gardens, accessible playground, Aquatic Center
4900 Council St NE

Coe College campus
5008, 1220 1st Ave NE

Mount Mercy University Campus
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

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