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Grow Cedar Valley is a regional economic and community development organization working to increase economic vitality in the Cedar Falls - Waterloo region and surrounding communities. 

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"Our work in economic development goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to increase the quality of life in the Cedar Valley. Simply stated, Grow Cedar Valley is making the Cedar Valley an even better place to work, learn and enjoy life."
Cary DarrahPresident & CEO, Grow Cedar Valley
  • 23.6% 

    Housing in the Cedar Valley is 23.6% lower than the U.S. Average

  • 10.7%

    Cost of groceries are 10.7% lower than the U.S. Average.

  • 4.5%

    Healthcare costs are 4.5% lower than the U.S. Average

Source: 2020 Annual Average Cost of Living Index; Waterloo/Cedar Falls MSA