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Available Space

The Tech 1 building has available light industrial manufacturing, office, and lab space. Tenants include the University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Additive (3D) Manufacturing Center and Design Lab, and the Cedar Valley Makers.

Tech 2, also known as the Green@TechWorks, will include the John Deere Regional Training Center, a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, an upscale bar named the Iron Horse, and conference space.

The 30-acre campus parcels are suitable for larger-scale manufacturing facilities. TechWorks is the first technology park of its kind in Iowa to combine world-class business amenities within a Brownfield industrial redevelopment project.














The City of Waterloo along with TechWorks Campus will act as your company’s advocate to secure local and state business incentives to help ensure the successful location on the TechWorks Campus.

Below is a summary of the types of incentives available:

  • Reduced Development Land Price for New Construction on out lots on the TechWorks campus

  • Property Tax Rebatement of 50% annually for a 5-year term on any increased assessed valuation created

  • Job Training Reimbursement Program - Reimbursement of training expenses related to starting an Iowa operation. Typical reimbursement is $3,000 U.S. per new Iowa job created

  • Up to 6% Iowa sales tax rebatement for material used to build new facility or build-out to the existing structure

  • Iowa Research Activities Tax Credit against State of Iowa Corporate Income Tax Liability – Up to 6%

  • State Corporate Income Tax Credit

  • State of Iowa Low-Interest Loan and/or Grant (subject to availability & eligibility)

  • TechWorks Campus located in an Enterprise Zone

  • Iowa Innovation Corporation Support Programs: Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer; Industry Applied Research; Proof of Commercial Relevance Program; Innovation Extension Program

  • Iowa Innovation Acceleration Fund - Funds support commercializing research, launching new start-ups, and accelerating private investment

  • Iowa Demonstration Fund - Provides financial and technical assistance to encourage high-technology prototype and concept development activities

Tech 1 - Specs


Located on Hwy 218 with easy access from anywhere in the Cedar Valley. Impressive views of downtown Waterloo and Cedar River riverfront. These newly renovated buildings have ample parking on-site and high-speed fiber in place. Space in Tech 1 can be divided according to the user's needs.

Image shared courtesy of Invision Architecture and Lincoln Savings Bank.

  • Total Available Sq. Ft: 4 floors at 25,000 sq. ft. each

  • Number of Stories: 6

  • Ceiling Height (ft): 13

  • Zoning: Commercial

  • Former Use: John Deere & Company

  • Building Type: Industrial

  • Can Subdivide: Yes

  • Within City Limits: Yes

  • Construction Type: Masonry

  • Year Built: 1928


  • These newly renovated buildings have ample parking on-site and high-speed fiber in place. Can be subdivided according to the user's needs.

Labs at TechWorks

  • Six separate furnished wet laboratories are available for lease. The labs are located on the third floor with access to offices and storage. The labs are available individually or in multiples. 

  • Industrial Space at TechWorks

  • 23,908 sq. ft of industrial space is available for lease on the second floor of Tech 1.

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Land Parcels

Land Parcels

Five parcels on the TechWorks Campus are available for lease/sale.

Light Industrial Parcels

  • Parcel #2

    • 3.84 acres 

    • 24,000 sf/gross bldg.

    • 115 parking spaces

  • Parcel #3 

    • 1.53 acres

    • 8,000 sf/gross bldg.

    • 80 parking spaces

  • View more details here.


Retail Parcels

  • Parcel #4 

    • 1.65 acres

    • 13,000 sf/gross bldg.

    • 74 parking spaces

  • Parcel #5 

    • .76 acres

    • 5,000 sf/gross bldg.

    • 46 parking spaces

  • View more details here.

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