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Grow Your Business in Waterloo, Iowa
Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics, Financial Services, Retail
The City of Waterloo offers impressive incentives to existing and prospective businesses that help to ensure continued economic growth and great career opportunities. 


  • 6 Industrial Parks
  • Certified Shovel Ready Site
  • Rail w/ Transloading Service - Iowa Northern Railroad, Canadian National, Union Pacific
  • High Water Pressure- Abundant, Affordable, Reliable
  • Sewer: High  Capacity – Low Rates
  • Electricity:  Redundant - Low Rates – MidAmerican Energy 100% renewable generation by 2024
  • Upper Midwest location Within a Day’s Drive to Major Midwest Markets – Hwy 20 (E&W), US Hwys 63 and 218, I 380 (N&S)
  • Fast Track Design Build Process
  • Incentives for New & Existing BusinessesFind a pdf outline of city, county, and state incentives here.
  • 3 Opportunity Zones - view the prospectus here
  • Access to Regional Labor Market Pull of 400,000
  • Low Cost – High Value Living Attractive to Employees
  • Waterloo Regional Airport: International Connections through O’Hare.
  • Industrial scale Additive (3D) Manufacturing Center and Design Labs
Please contact one of our Economic Development professionals for a confidential site-selection consultation.

Developed business parks and district featuring available sites and space for office and industrial use

Waterloo Air & Rail Park

  • Access to the Waterloo Regional Airport, Canadian National Rail, Hwy 218 and a network of highways. 

  • 400 Acres

Country Club Business Park

  • Hwy 20, San Marnan Dr., Ansborough Dr.
  • 136 Acres

Martin Road

  • Approximately 200 acres private developable land
  • 134 acres  city-owned land

MidPort America Business Park               

  • MidPort Blvd.   
  • 130 Acres
  • Lots Ranging 1 to 250 Acres         

South Waterloo Commercial Park  - Iowa Certified Site   

  • New Electric  substation on site
  • Fiber optics
  • 1.5M -2M gallons of water per day of excess capacity     
  • Hwy 63 & Hwy 20            
  • Waterloo, IA 50701         
  • 45 Lots Available              
  • 181 Acres

Waterloo Northeast Industrial Park

  • Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • 240 Acres
  • Lots Ranging 1 to 75 Acres

For a list of the latest projects in Waterloo, IA view our latest Development Update publication Click Here.

To see successful brownfield redevelopment projects in Waterloo, IA Click Here.

Contact Information:
Noel Anderson, Community Planning and Development Director
Adrienne MillerPlanner II, Economic Development Specialist
Tim Andera, Planner II, Economic Development Specialist
City of Waterloo - Economic Development
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4366