The city of Cedar Falls is located in the County of Black Hawk. It covers a total area of 76.69 sq. km. The economic development of the city revolves round industries involved in advertising, household appliances, arts and crafts, automotive, construction, textiles, information technology, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, hotels, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, metal, real estate and education. Commercial spaces are utilized by tourist information centers, tanning salons, spas and saunas, campgrounds, resale shops, educational institutions and parks.