SSMID http://iowapublicradio.org en Plans coming together for Cedar Rapids medical district http://iowapublicradio.org/post/plans-coming-together-cedar-rapids-medical-district <div><p>Plans for developing a regional medical district in the center of Cedar Rapids are beginning to come together. As Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren reports, area hospitals hope that by joining together, they can compete with other cities.&nbsp;</p></div><p></p><p></p><p>The MedQuarter in Cedar Rapids includes two large hospitals, smaller clinics, and nearby businesses. As a Self Supporting Municipal Improvement District, or SSMID,&nbsp;the group can levy taxes to improve the area.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:34:20 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 31150 at http://iowapublicradio.org Plans coming together for Cedar Rapids medical district