Cost of Living

Why the Cedar Valley

  • First Gigabit city in Iowa and one of 8 in the entire United States
  • Iowa is a ‘Right to Work’ state
  • 4,000 miles of freight rail in Iowa, with Cedar Valley connections to Canadian National and Union Pacific
  • Labor force of 317,886- map out your workforce using the Skills Ready Model
  • 6 strong higher education institutes
  •  Located along the “Avenue of the Saints,” the Cedar Valley is easily connected to Saint Paul and Saint Louis
  • A day’s drive to all major Midwest markets: Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Sioux Falls, Omaha, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis
  • Cost of living is 11% below the national average
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Site Selection / Available Property

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Available Buildings                      Available Sites

Business & Industrial Parks

MidPort America Business Park Waterloo Northeast Industrial Park
MidPort Blvd Martin Luther King Jr Dr & Northeast Dr
Waterloo, Iowa  50701 Waterloo, Iowa  50701
2,000 acres with lots ranging
from 1 to 250 acres
240 acres with lots ranging
from 1 to 75 acres
Cedar Falls Industrial Park Pinnacle Prairie Business Park
South Central Greenhill Rd & South Main St
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613 Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613
120 acres 73 acres with 25 ready-to-build lots
Cedar Falls Prairie Technology Park Country Club Business Park
Technology Pkwy & Chancellor Dr Hwy 20, W San Marnan Dr, Ansborough Ave
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613 Waterloo, Iowa  50701
35 acres 31.5 acres
Northern Cedar Falls Industrial Park South Waterloo Business Park
Leversee Rd Hwy 20 & Ansborough Ave
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613 Waterloo, Iowa 50701
30 acres 20 acres
South Waterloo Commercial Park  
US 63 & US 20  
Waterloo, Iowa  50701  

4.5 lots available ranging
from 1 to 43 acres



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

Cedar Valley Community Fact Sheet         Cedar Valley Economic Indicators