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TechWorks Campus is a 30-acre advanced manufacturing, research, and development, innovation, education, commercial, and manufacturing center. TechWorks is the first technology park of its kind in Iowa to combine world-class business amenities within a brownfield industrial redevelopment project. TechWorks Campus is owned and operated by the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.

Located in downtown Waterloo, the campus is just steps to the Cedar Valley Recreation Trails, entertainment and museum districts, and Downtown amenities. The Deere Tractor & Engine Museum is adjacent the campus.


The campus is comprised of 20 acres of development sites and 300,000 square feet of flex space and is a place for innovation and development. The existing flex space is divided among two historic John Deere manufacturing buildings: Tech 1 and Tech 2.

Tech 1

The Tech 1 building is a six-floor building with four floors suitable as light industrial manufacturing space. Tech 1 is home to the University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Additive Manufacturing Center and Design Lab, Hawkeye Community College Design Lab, the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub, and Cedar Valley Makers. The offices of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber are located on the second floor. 

About 40% of the space has been leased. There are six labs available for lease on the third floor. 

Tech 2

Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo Cedar Falls opened in December 2017. During 2018, a restaurant, bar, and the John Deere Regional Training Center will open.

The Green@TechWorks

In addition to the Tech 1 and Tech 2 buildings, the campus includes parcels suitable for larger scale manufacturing facilities and two retail lots. The Green@TechWorks is part of the larger 30-acre TechWorks Campus. 

Research, Development, and Training

TechWorks Campus is aligned with higher education institutions Hawkeye Community College (HCC) and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) providing skilled training in applied advanced manufacturing.

  • University of Northern Iowa's Technology Department operates its Additive Manufacturing Center on TechWorks Campus. This is the best equipped applied research center of its kind with a national reputation as the go-to place for additive manufacturing assistance throughout Iowa and the United States. Private companies and students utilize this center for advanced product development and research. The Additive Manufacturing Center is staffed by leading innovators in the field of additive manufacturing from the University of Northern Iowa.
  • UNI and HCC have partnered to provide design and engineering services and training for students in the Additive Manufacturing Design Lab.


Cary Darrah, President TechWorks Campus

Wes James, Vice President Operations TechWorks Campus, Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub


ChairTim HurleyRetired, Deere & Co. and City of Waterloo
TreasurerBarb AndersonVGM Group, Inc.


Noel AndersonCity of Waterloo
Dave DeaverDW Deaver, LLC
John FritchUniversity of Northern Iowa
Jeff HassmanCedar Valley Partners
Mark KittrelEagle View Partners
Ed McCannJohn Deere Waterloo Works
Bob PetersenNorthland Products
Randy PilkingtonUniversity of Northern Iowa
Don TemeyerRetired and City of Waterloo
Mayor Quentin HartCity of Waterloo (non-voting)


TechWorks Campus
360 Westfield Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Phone: 319-232-1156


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