As a tribute to its heritage, the City of Coon Rapids is dedicated to making the community a viable rural Iowa
community far into the future. As such, Coon Rapids is committed to the success of existing businesses and
industry while also progressively recruiting new business and industry to the community. Additionally, the City is
committed to providing a safe and vibrant community that features the amenities citizens desire in their pursuit of
the American dream. In order to achieve these goals, the City invests in projects that improve the safety and well-
being of the community, enhances the business climate, capitalizes on tourism as a viable economic driver, and are
attractive to young families, aging boomers, and business owners alike.
Coon Rapids is well positioned to support growth with state-of-the-art municipal utilities, progressive city officials,
an outstanding school system, a well-maintained housing base, excellent road and rail access, and strategic sites for
business and residential development.
Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities
(CRMU) is a locally-owned and locally-controlled utility
company providing reliable, competitively-priced electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and communication
products and services (cable TV, telephone, internet). As a progressive and innovative utility, they recently installed
a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that provided every home and business with a direct fiber connection to
CRMU’s Network Operation Center. With FTTH technology, residents and businesses of Coon Rapids now have
the fastest and most reliable platform to connect to the internet. CRMU strives to be the provider of choice for all of
their utility and communication services.
The city's progressive officials continually invest in infrastructure improvement, support economic development and
expand recreational facilities.