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–December 2014

Net gains in business starts, relocations, expansions 164
Net gain in new jobs 607
Buildings rehabilitated, renovated 773
Private money invested in rehabilitation $27,728,949
Buildings sold 141
Private money invested in property acquisition $33,318,291
Total volunteer hours 75,377