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Unlocking Economic Potential through the CRANDIC Railway

CRANDIC in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Iowa

The greater Iowa City area has a unique asset that connects Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty together – a short line railroad historically named the “CRANDIC.” With its name stemming from “Cedar Rapids and Iowa City,” the company was established in 1904. This type of short line railroad plays a crucial role in the […]

2024 Innovation in Education Awards

Back to News Greater Iowa City, Inc. is excited to announce the local teachers, students, staff, school groups, and organizations who will be awarded at our annual Innovation in Education awards. This after-school reception and awards ceremony honors the people and programs that model the future of K-12 education in Johnson County, IA. Join us […]

Innovation Council to Pinpoint Strategic Investment Opportunities

Community Development Innovation Council April 2024

Last week marked the first gathering of the Community Development Innovation Council, one of three Innovation Councils that guide the strategy, direction, and work of Greater Iowa City, Inc. (Greater IC). Made up of investors in the Greater IC organization, these Innovation Councils are a collaborative endeavor between public and private sector leaders. The Community […]

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 […]

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 […]