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Growing the Cedar Valley

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Growing your business comes in many different forms and ultimately helps to grow the Cedar Valley. Share how you worked on our business this year and celebrate #GrowingTheCedarValley.

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Formerly known as the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, 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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Engage, Empower, Act 2020 Economic Inclusion Conference

Grow Cedar Valley and the University of Northern Iowa is excited to announce the 2020 Economic Inclusion Conference: Engage, Empower & Act.

The conference will be Oct. 8th & 9th  in a two-day virtual event with speakers, breakouts, and content that is open to all. 

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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