About Springville Economic Development Corporation
The Springville Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a non-profit group of businesses and individuals dedicated to the economic improvement of the Springville Community. Our mission is to promote Springville to attract and retain businesses and residents.
Membership is open to anyone, residents or non-residents. Our organization includes an executive committee of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The total number of board members i including the executive committee ranges from eight to eleven positions. Board members are either appointed or elected. We hold monthly meetings on the second Thursday morning of each month and our annual meeting and election is held in September each year.
SEDC was founded in 2005. Accomplishments include the establishment of a year-round farmers’ market, expansion of new construction residential housing and serving as springboard for the formation of the Springville Area Historical Society. We have many lofty goals and are working continuously toward the achievement of these goals. Future plans include the formation of a business or chamber group, design and procurement of seasonal street banners, replacement or refurbishment of Broadway Street bridge and many other projects large and small.
A quaint community, Springville offers the ease of rural living yet in close proximity to several major urban employment centers such as Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Dubuque. The Springville housing market is poised for all ages of living: young urban professionals wanting to live close to nature, families with school age children wanting to live within walking distance to all school levels, and seniors seeking comfort and safety…Springville has housing that meets the needs of a varied population. Primarily a town of modest single family homes, a senior housing complex and a lower than average number of rental apartments; listings of homes for sale are available by contacting local real estate agents and a listing of Springville landlords with rental homes and apartments may be obtained by contacting City Hall.
Springville’s commercial industry centers largely around agricultural services however many other services are available particularly in the building trades including contractors, heating/cooling, roofers, plumbers and electricians. Many other professional services are also available including auto repair, banking, beauticians, daycare, lawn and garden, and convenience stores. Many prime commercial spaces are available at or below market values of the larger nearby urban centers. SEDC is looking to cultivate interest from other professional service providers such as dental and medical care providers, veterinary services and the like. Any small to mid-size business would find Springville an affordable place to launch and grow a new or emerging business venture.
Springville is a town that can be walked from top to bottom and side to side in less than one hour. Not one stop light or parking meter adorn our city streets. So, if you are looking for a comfortable, easy-going well situated town to call home, then consider Springville and become involved in SEDC to help our town regain vitality while preserving the virtues of small-town USA.