The greater Iowa City area is home to a wide range of national and international Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and emerging entrepreneurs – all representing multiple industries. A strong economic interdependence is created in our area through commonalities in labor requirements, technologies, and supply chains. Our work with area educators, policy makers, and employers has created models and best practices to help businesses in our targeted industries flourish.
Our area’s proximity to top-ranked research hospitals and medical centers has made the greater Iowa City area a natural place for innovation in medical technology.
The Iowa City area is home to many legacy manufacturing brands including Whirlpool, Oral-B, and Procter & Gamble.
From ACT and Pearson to cutting-edge education technology startups, our area is home to a wide range of companies pioneering the future of education.