Incentives & Assistance

Incentives & Financial Assistance for Businesses

Learn more about local and state financial assistance opportunities, Main Street Iowa and State Historical Society of Iowa programs, SBA loans, and much more, in Waverly's Incentives and financial assistance brochure. 

Business Incentives

Market Analysis

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce spearheaded a 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.

Waverly Chamber of Commerce Market Analysis

Waverly Chamber of Commerce Market Analysis 2.0

Waverly Area Development Revolving Loan Fund

The revolving loan fund is primarily intended to be used for the purpose of filling gaps in financing for financing commercial, industrial, or retail establishments in the Waverly, Shell Rock, and Bremer County areas. The stated purpose of this fund is to retain and create employment opportunities, leverage other public and private investments, facilitate economic growth, and encourage industrial, commercial, and retail development in designated areas.

Loan Brochure

Loan Application

For further information please contact Connie Tolan, Waverly Area Economic Development.

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