Cedar Falls built the ideal business climate for manufacturers
Cedar Falls, Iowa has a long tradition of high-quality manufacturing, with a skilled workforce that understands and appreciates the needs of today’s innovative manufacturers. With a well-engineered network of Interstate-grade divided highways in every direction, manufacturers can deliver products and components to major markets within a day’s truck travel — places like Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Winnipeg — and get the production inputs they need quickly and efficiently.
Rail users benefit from frequent Canadian National service, with a spur connecting the Northern Cedar Falls Industrial Park. If your company needs to get people or products to places even faster, you’ll appreciate Waterloo Regional Airport (KALO), just minutes from downtown Cedar Falls. It offers nonstop American Eagle service to global connections, plus an ILS-equipped 8,399-foot (2,560-meters) runway that accommodates air cargo service.
Our experienced manufacturing workforce is supported by a pipeline of young people gaining future-ready knowledge in disciplines such as advanced manufacturing, CNC machining, welding, robotics/cobotics, engineering, digital interactive media, networking/IT, electrical, plumbing, transportation, AutoCAD, hydraulics, HVAC, and many others, along with soft skills, problem-solving, project management, and career exploration. Adults benefits from career education programs and undergrad and graduate degrees from Iowa’s outstanding universities.
All those companies operate efficiently and affordably with our unique one-stop utility provider, Cedar Falls Utilities, with broadband speeds up to 10 gigs.