CEDA Team Members Assist With A Major Expansion At A Northeast Iowa Company

Article by: Jason Passmore
Plantpeddler, a supplier of top quality plants located in Cresco, IA, broke ground in July on a 100,000 square foot addition to their operation. Plantpeddler started in Cresco with just 12,000 square feet and this expansion will bring their facilities to over 550,000 square feet. Over 100 people from as far away as the Netherlands attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new space will accommodate a state-of-the-art greenhouse, new shipping and dock facilities, and an expanded genetics trial garden.
CEDA team members serving Howard County Business & Tourism assisted the $3.5M expansion with a $150,000 loan to Plantpeddler. The expansion is expected to add approximately 25 employees to the current 95 member team.