What types of incentives are available and how do I know if my business qualifies?
For an overview of programs click on the "Development Incentives" link. Companies are encouraged contact Noel Anderson at (319) 291-4366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Noel will review your project and work as your advocate to access state and local business incentive programs that best meet your needs.
Are business incentives available to existing businesses in the City of Waterloo?
Yes. The City of Waterloo places the highest priority on helping existing businesses. Please contact Noel Anderson at (319) 291-4366 or email email@example.com to schedule an on-site meeting at your facility. Your project will be handled in a confidential manner and he will coordinate with other local and state funding agencies to maximize programs on your behalf.
Where can I find a listing of available industrial and office sites and buildings in the City of Waterloo?
For an overview of sites and buildings click on the "Available Buildings and Sites" tab along the top of the City's web site. A summary of industrial and office parks are also available under the "Development Incentives" link.
Is the City of Waterloo serviced with Fiber Optic and High Speed Internet Connectivity?
CenturyLink and Mediacom provide business with the necessary fiber optic and high speed connectivity. A Municipal Telecommunications Utility plans to build an open access system to further enhance existing services provided by both CenturyLink and Mediacom.
What type of business assistance can the City of Waterloo provide for new retail development at the Crossroad shopping area?
The City of Waterloo can help with traffic improvements along the San Marnan corridor to aid in the traffic movements throughout the shopping center and adjoining power center areas. Contact Noel Anderson at 319-291-4366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your retail project.
Is there any assistance for remodeling older buildings within Waterloo?
Assistance is available through grants and investment tax credits; especially on older historically eligible buildings The City of Waterloo has tax abatements available for added tax base improvements within the TIF Districts, and within the Consolidated Urban Revitalization Area (CURA). Click on "Development Incentives" for areas and program summary. Contact Noel Anderson at (319) 291-4366 or email email@example.com to discuss the building or area(s) of interest.
Is there any assistance for hiring and training employees?
Yes, awards are based on new jobs created and expected annual payroll. Use of award includes training expense, travel and material, trainer's fees etc. This is a State of Iowa program administered locally by Hawkeye Community College. Contact Noel Anderson at (319) 291-4366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a job training analysis calculated for your company.