Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Announces 2024 Cohort

Back to News The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) provides local executives and business leaders an immersive deep-dive into today’s most pressing leadership challenges, giving them the tools to successfully lead and grow their organizations. In partnership with the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, Greater Iowa City, Inc. launched the 2024 ELP cohort with […]

Driving Economic Growth through Industry Clustering

workforce from Johnson County, Iowa in the biosciences industry cluster

This month, we dive into industry clustering. Industry clustering refers to the geographical concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and institutions within a particular sector. This phenomenon creates a synergistic environment where companies can benefit from shared resources, specialized labor pools, knowledge spillovers, and collaborative opportunities.   The greater Iowa City area has the necessary local ingredients […]

Community Leadership Program (CLP) Immersed in Local Economic Development

Chamber leadership program for local Iowa City leaders

Back to News Greater Iowa City, Inc.’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) uniquely engages local leaders from a variety of industries to plan, organize, and present to the next generation of community leaders. In this way, it is a direct hand off of experience and insight – preparing future leaders with extensive understanding of local advantages […]

Affordable Housing Programs Fuel a Thriving Economic Ecosystem

Economic impacts of affordable housing in Iowa City - Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum

Alongside our community and economic development partners, Greater Iowa City, Inc. (Greater IC) has identified improving affordable housing as a key economic development priority. This priority spans across all our work, including efforts in advocacy, community development through the All In Vision plan, and business support of driving workforce attraction and retention. As a part […]

A History and the Future of Train or Bus Rapid Transit

Iowa City transit studies

Local transit authorities in Iowa City, Coralville, and the University of Iowa, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Johnson County, are actively pursuing innovative transit solutions as a part of their commitment to the All in Vision plan including pursuit of a “well-connected mobile region.” Recently, these stakeholders unanimously voted to delve […]

The Business Case for Community Development

Community Development in the greater iowa city area

In the realm of economic development and business support, Greater Iowa City, Inc. (Greater IC) is at the forefront of weaving the threads of both economic and community development together. Community Development is an important tool in the toolkit we use every day. It’s about creating a comprehensive environment where residents and businesses – whether […]