Why the Cedar Valley / Site Selection

Why the Cedar Valley

In recent years, the Cedar Valley region boasts the second-highest percentage increase GDP gain in Iowa.  The Cedar Valley ranked 49th out of 201 metros for The Best Small Cities for Business and Careers 2015 by Forbes Magazine.  Similarly, the State of Iowa ranks America's Top States for Business 2015 by CNBC.

Located within a two-hour drive from Des Moines in Northeast Iowa, the Cedar Valley of Iowa’s population of 256,786 and has a labor market pull of 394,944 workers from eight counties including the Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

The Cedar Valley region is within a day’s drive of all major Midwest markets

  • 180 miles south of the Twin Cities
  • 265 miles west of Chicago
  • 315 miles northeast of Kansas City

There are more than 4,900 businesses located in the Cedar Valley region in Advanced Manufacturing, Food Processing, Logistics, Bioscience, and Information Technology, Insurance/Mortgage and Professional Services of all sizes including Fortune 100 and international companies to entrepreneurial startups.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Cedar Valley Region’s business climate, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is the place to start. Call Lisa Skubal, Vice President of Economic Development at 319-232-1156 for confidential site selection assistance.

Site Selection/Available Property

Location One Information Systems (LOIS) is one of the largest available properties database used by economic development professionals to promote real estate. We partner with our commercial brokers to give you the most comprehensive listing of available industrial and office properties in the Cedar Valley here. 

Available Buildings                      Available Sites


Business And Industrial Parks and Sites

MidPort America Business ParkWaterloo Northeast Industrial Park
MidPort BlvdMartin Luther King Jr Dr.
Waterloo, IA 50701Waterloo, IA 50701
2,000 Acres 
Lots Ranging 1 to 250 Acres
240 Acres
Lots Ranging 1 to 75 Acres
Cedar Falls Industrial Park        Pinnacle Prairie Business Park
South CentralGreenhill Rd & South Main St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613Cedar Falls, IA 50613
120 Acres73 Acres with 25 Ready-to-Build Lots
Cedar Valley Prairie
Technology Park
Country Club Business Park
Technology Parkway & Chancellor Dr.Hwy 20, San Marnan Dr., Ansborough Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613Waterloo, IA 50701
35 Acres31.5 Acres
Northern Cedar Falls Industrial Park  South Waterloo Business Park 
Leversee Rd.Hwy 20 & Ansborough Ave
Cedar Falls, IA 50613Waterloo, IA 50701
30 Acres20 Acres
South Waterloo Commercial ParkButler County                               
Hwy 63 & Hwy 20Grundy County
Waterloo, IA 50701Buchanan County
45 Lots AvailableBremer County
1 to 43 AcresChickasaw County

Learn more about the advantages of doing business in the Cedar Valley of Iowa here.

Cedar Valley Community Fact Sheet         Cedar Valley Economic Indicators