Brags & Rankings

  • Courtyard by Marriott at TechWorks ranked #2 "18 New Things to Do in 2018" –Travel Iowa, January 2018 
  • John Deere Centennial Celebration ranked #12 "18 New Things to Do in 2018" –Travel Iowa, January 2018Waterloo ranked #35 in business and careers
  • Lost Island Waterpark ranked #2 "Best Waterpark in U.S." –USA Today, June 2017
  • Allen Hospital ranked #10 "Best Hospital for Nurses in Iowa" –Nurse.org, 2017
  • Waterloo ranked #10 "Top Places in Iowa for 401k" –SmartAsset, June 2017
  • Cedar Falls named "Best Iowa Trail Town"–Iowa Bicycle Coalition, January 2017
  • George Wyth State Park voted "Best Iowa Singletrack" –Iowa Bicycle Coalition, January 2017
  • Waterloo ranked #35 "Best Small Places for Business & Careers" –Forbes, 2017
  • Waterloo ranked #67 in "Top 100 Cities to Start a Business" –How to Start an LLC, 2017
  • Waterloo/Cedar Falls ranked #35 in the "Top 50 Best College Towns in America" -Best College Review, 2017
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls ranked #8 "Best Small City for Physicians and Surgeons" –GoodCall.com, November 2016
  • University of Northern Iowa ranked #58 "Best Value in Public Colleges" –Kiplinger, December 2015
  • Cedar Falls ranked #34 "Best Small City in America" –Wallet Hub, November 2015
  • Cedar Falls ranked #5 "Best College Town to Live In" –SmartAsset, October 2015
  • Cedar Falls ranked #13 "Safest College Town in America" –SafeWise Report, September 2015
  • Waterloo ranked #125 "Best Small City for Manufacturing Jobs" –New Geography, July 2015
  • Cedar Falls ranked #19 "Coolest Town in the US" –Matador Network, February 2015
  • Cedar Falls ranked #8 "Best City to Work From Home" –Broadband Now, February 2015

Iowa Brags & RankingsIowa named Best State

  • Iowa named "Best State in the Nation" -U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Iowa ranked #12 "Best States for Business" -Forbes, November 2017
  • Iowa ranked #1 "Best Place to Practice Medicine" –Wallet Hub, March 2017 
  • Iowa ranked #3 in opportunity index measured by economy, education, community, health, population, and business –Opportunity Nation and Child Trends, 2017
  • Iowa ranked #1 state with cleanest power –Bloomberg, 2017 
  • Iowa ranked #1 "Most Affordable State for Middle Class" –CNBC, 2017
  • Iowa ranked #2 for "Lowest Cost of Business" –CNBC, August 2016
  • Iowa ranked #19 on "Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index" –Healthways, 2016
  • Iowa ranked #8 on States with the Best Quality of Life -Politico, 2016Iowa ranked #1 state with cleanest power
  • Iowa ranked #2 "Best State to Get a Mortgage Loan" –MSN, August 2015
  • Iowa ranked "Top 10 of Business Facilities" –Business Facilities, July 2015