Small Business and Start Up Resources

Waterloo has been ranked on Forbes' list of small U.S. city where business and careers thrive. Forbes recognized our region's broad industrial economic base, along with its strong cultural and educational resources.

The Cedar Valley's innovative startup culture and support from veteran serial entrepreneurs make the Cedar Valley an excellent environment to launch a new business adventure.

Coworking and Makerspace

  • Two locations in the Cedar Valley offer co-working office space with more on the way throughout the Cedar Valley Region.  
    Mill Race CoWorking
    ID8 Workspace
     
  • Additionally, the Makerspace at TechWorks Campus offers inventors access to machinery and equipment to transform ideas into products.  
    Cedar Valley Makerspace

All spaces offer high-speed fiber connectivity.   For more information contact Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber 319-232-1156.

Networking and Social Groups

The Cedar Valley has an array of space, networking groups, and events to connect likeminded entrepreneurs and create synergies.

Resources and Support Services