Target Industries

Advanced Manufacturing/Food Processing

The Cedar Valley region has a strong heritage of manufacturing in the Cedar Valley.   Manufacturing constitutes the largest segment of Iowa’s workforce with most of it located in northeast Iowa and the Cedar Valley.  

Information Technology

The Cedar Valley region has seen tremendous growth of the Information Technology Sector over the last decade. The region has the physical and intellectual infrastructure to help support the future growth of this industry cluster.  


The Cedar Valley region's location along the Avenue of the Saints connecting Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis and is one of the Midwest’s fastest growing logistics corridors.  

BioScience and Biotechnology

The bioscience/biotechnology clusters in the Cedar Valley is a relatedly growing cluster for the Cedar Valley region with employment growing between 2004 and 2014.  

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