Growing the Cedar Valley


Growing the Cedar Valley

Let's keep the celebration going - share your story!

We celebrated many great businesses, organizations, and individuals at the 2020 Annual Awards Celebration for their work and advancements for the Cedar Valley in the areas of economic and community development.

Economic and community development can often be difficult to define. We define it as working together to support and improve our communities as well as inviting others to become a part. When we do those things well, we are #GrowingTheCedarValley.

It does not have to be large scale investment or projects. The following are some of the most common forms of economic and community development and #GrowingTheCedarValley:

  • Building a new building.
  • Purchasing new equipment.
  • Bringing on an intern.
  • Keeping up with mowing the lawn.
  • And much more.

Share Your Story!

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2020 has been a challenging year, but we do not have to remember it that way.

We remember it as the year that we hosted a virtual concert with Maddie Poppe and STAMPEDE that supported local businesses in the Cedar Valley, and a year where we became masters of digital communication. We also have had the opportunity to celebrate exciting things with many of you. We held many meetings, ribbon cuttings, and enjoyed many successes.

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18 Ribbon Cuttings so far in 2020
Businesses are continuing to grow and expand. We are blessed to be able to celebrate with those who continue to invest in the Cedar Valley. Watch some of the highlights!
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$263,040,566 Invested in the Cedar Valley 
(FY20 Waterloo - Cedar Falls Building Reports)
Some of our communities have reported record years of investment. With many exciting projects like the Lost Island Theme Park, there is continued growth to celebrate.


How did your business help in #GrowingTheCedarValley? Share and celebrate with us!

Share a short video, photo, or message with us about how you worked on your businesses this year!

Examples could be:

  • Sell a new service or pivot an existing one
  • Learn to work remotely
  • Bring on a new team member
  • etc.

Share Your Story!

Send an email to if you have difficulties with the link.

October Growing the Cedar Valley

#GrowingTheCedarValley is all about Business, Community, and Opportunity!

#GrowingTheCedarValley is about supporting businesses, organizations, and people. Grow Cedar Valley investors know that it takes high-quality relationships, opportunities, teamwork, and commitment. By being a part of the region’s leading business organization, they are taking steps to effectively maximize all of these areas.

We invite you to be a part of Grow Cedar Valley and the #GrowingTheCedarValley movement!

Join Us!