About the CRACVB

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The Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CRACVB) is where the experience starts for visitors, residents and organizations.

Since 1979, the CRACVB has been responsible for attracting new destination events to the community, providing service and support to existing and repeat events, providing comprehensive information to area visitors and helping drive decisions of future visitor product development. Locally the organization encourages community pride and educates the community on the value of visitors, tourism and travel.

Mission: The CRACVB is dedicated to the development and marketing of an appealing new destination, attracting visitors for a diverse set of pursuits, thus enhancing the economy of the region.

Vision: The Cedar Rapids Area will be a vibrant, enticing destination of choice for people seeking a diverse mix of cool urban and authentic rural experiences. We will be the hub for a uniquely Iowan mix of entertainment, sports, business and leisure pursuits, attracting visitors and residents from around the world.

In 2013, tourism resulted in domestic travel spending of $734.6 million and employed 6,000 people in Linn County. View our FY2014 Annual Report for additional information.

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