Economic Development

Do business in greater Iowa City

Whether you’re looking to relocate your business to the Iowa City Area or expand an existing business, you’ve come to the right place. The Iowa City Area has a stable economy and a track record for growth. The stability of our economy stems from the diversity of industry. A college town with an anchor in the University of Iowa, a strong and vibrant mix of advanced manufacturing (P&G & Collins), cutting edge biosciences (Integrated DNA Technologies & Perspective Therapeutics), a national hub for EdTech (ACT, Pearson), and rooted in the humanities and arts (Iowa Writer’s Workshop, UNESCO City of Literature). These are some of the many reasons our area has been the second fastest growing metro in Iowa for over 20 years. And the growth forecast looks to continue as the Iowa City area continues to find itself on impressive lists of best places.

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Don’t know where to get started? Reach out!

We are dedicated to creating resources and an ecosystem to help businesses thrive.
We can guide you to the support you need.

Austin Korns

Senior Director of Economic Development

Sarah Thompson

Director of Rural Development