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About Main Street Iowa

Waverly has held the distinction of belong to Main Street Iowa since 1986. Using the Main Street Four Point Approach® conceived in 1977 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., the Waverly Chamber of Commerce works with a large number of individual volunteers and committees throughout the community to energize and revitalize downtown.  

Main Street Iowa

In 1985, the Iowa Legislature adopted the National Main Street Center's approach to historic commercial district revitalization by approving the establishment of Main Street Iowa.

The mission of the Main Street Iowa Program is to improve the social and economic well-being ofIowa's communities by assisting selected communities to capitalize on the unique identity, assets and character of their historic commercial district.Main Streetis economic development within the context of historic preservation.

Available Properties

Interested in setting up shop in Waverly?

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you as you explore the Waverly community. Do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. how we can assist you. 

View the latest list of available properties for purchase and rental. 

Looking for Financial Assistance? Visit our Incentives & Assistance page. 

View information on available sites through Waverly Area Economic Development.


Market Analysis

“Times they are a-changing.”

The phrase, echoed throughout the decades, personifies the nature of changes in the economic landscape of traditional downtown and neighborhood commercial districts.  Expanding retail competition, evolving technologies, and changing lifestyle trends will continue to affect business opportunities and the ways in which people interact within the traditional downtown environment.

The key to improving the economic performance of the Waverly downtown business district ultimately lies in the development and implementation of market-driven business improvement and marketing strategies that capitalize on local assets and emerging opportunities.

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the downtown market analysis process to promote an in-depth understanding of local and regional market conditions and trends impacting the downtown district’s current economic performance and opportunities for the future. Information and direction gained throughout the market analysis process provides a sound basis for local decision-making processes and strategies aimed at enhancing the economic and social qualities for the Waverly downtown business district.

An extensive amount of information and data was compiled and analyzed throughout the course of the market analysis process. This report has been prepared to highlight key information and findings that could be particularly relevant to the community’s ongoing downtown enhancement efforts.

Waverly Chamber of Commerce Market Analysis.

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Chamber of Commerce

118 East Bremer Ave.
Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-4526
(319) 352-0136 fax
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