The TechWorks Campus is a 30-acre advanced manufacturing, research, and development, innovation, education, commercial, and manufacturing center. 

Located in downtown Waterloo, just steps to the Cedar Valley Recreation Trails, entertainment and museum districts, and Downtown amenities.

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 divided between six floors with four floors suitable as light industrial manufacturing space. There are six labs available for lease on the third floor. 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, Cedar Valley Makers, and offices of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber. 

Tech 2

This building will include a wCourtyard by Marriott hotel, fine dining establishment, and the John Deere Regional Training Center. The building is under construction with a planned opening of Fall 2017.

The Green@TechWorks

The Green@TechWorks is part of the larger 30-acre TechWorks Campus. In addition to the Tech 1 and Tech 2 buildings, the campus includes parcels suitable for larger scale manufacturing facilities and two retail lots. TechWorks is the first technology park of its kind in Iowa to combine world-class business amenities within a brownfield industrial redevelopment project.

In addition, a new John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum is also located on the west side of the 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

TechWorks Campus is owned and operated by the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.



TechWorks Campus
360 Westfield Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Phone: 319-232-1156

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