Small Business & Start Up Resources

Forbes named Waterloo as the #10 small U.S. city where business and careers thrive. Forbes recognized the region's broad industrial economic base, along with our strong cultural and educational resources.

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

CoWorking & 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 & Social Groups

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

Resources & Support Services