Cedar Falls, Iowa has become a destination for new companies making innovative use of technology, entrepreneurs applying disruptive ideas to traditional businesses, and businesses that are cropping up to support their efforts. Our city’s leaders recognize the value and energy these companies bring to the area, so they’ve focused on creating a supportive environment in which they can thrive, with powerful assets like the area’s 10-gig broadband service.

Another great example is Red Cedar, a start-up catalyst created by our entrepreneurial community to attract and support new ideas to drive our economy forward. The Mill Race coworking space is a hub for innovators, entrepreneurs, and freelancers, providing a place to get things done while growing their networks of valuable resources.

The local 1 Million Cups group works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.

Local education providers understand the critical importance of preparing both young people and adults with the skills they’ll need to keep our community thriving. That’s why they collaborate with the business community to develop high school and adult education programs such as engineering, digital interactive media, networking/IT, office technology, and many others, as well as soft skills, problem-solving, project management, and career exploration. Iowa’s state universities provide a pipeline for management talent, along with graduate programs and research to fuel your company’s development.

Because we know you can’t work all the time, another Cedar Falls advantage is our bustling downtown area, filled with restaurants, bars and microbreweries, shops, and creative spaces for both work and home within walking distance of it all.