Economic Impact

Cedar Falls Community Main Street was formed in 1987 to enhance and preserve the physical environments and human resources of the downtown district. It is financed via Self Supporting Municipal Improvement District. The investment certainly has paid off, with increased value of the SSMID District.

Since Cedar Falls Community Main Street’s inception, the central business district has seen impressive growth in new businesses, new jobs and private reinvestment. And, we’ve had a lot of fun in the process! See how we've grown:

Community Main Street Economic Impact 1987–November 2021

Net gains in business starts, relocations, expansions 219
Net gain in new jobs 956
Buildings rehabilitated, renovated 946
Private money invested in rehabilitation $78,452,867
Buildings sold 166
Private money invested in property acquisition $50,786,471
Total volunteer hours 112,440