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Our seven-county regionĀ is the proud home of a half million people who create in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington.

Our mission is to connect, celebrate and support all those who dream big, push boundaries, and create here to become an ever-thriving region, with residents building innovative organizations, participating in vibrant communities by unleashing the talent in our people, connecting them across generations, sectors, geographies and silos, and to inspire everyone with the stories of game-changing ideas and inventions created HERE.

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Event Category: Build
Event Category: Innovate
April 16, 2018

Tim Carty Transitions to Director of Talent Attraction

ICR IOWA and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce that Tim Carty will be transitioning into the role of Director of Talent Attraction for ICR…
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April 12, 2018

Workforce Diversity Group to Partner with ICR IOWA

IOWA CITY-CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Today, ICR IOWA and the Employee Resources Group Consortium (ERGC) announced a new partnership that will support the attraction and retention of diverse professionals in…
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ICR Iowa logo examples for Hiawatha, North Liberty, and Marion
April 2, 2018


It is hard to believe that I have been back in my hometown for 8 months. It has been a whirlwind of activity, as the "Joint Venture" has developed into…
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Getting Creative: Giving Tree Theater

November 20, 2017

Old Creamery Theatre - Jackie McCall

Getting Creative: Jackie McCall

October 24, 2017

Automated Cars

September 28, 2017



July 23, 2017

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The Corridor brings together the half a million people who live in our seven county area to focus on working together, celebrating our successes and empowering people to Create HERE.

John LohmanCorridor Business Journal

In the corridor we truly have such a vibrant arts community and a level of arts and culture that is competitive with any significant metro area in the United States.

Jessica JohnsonIowa Cultural Corridor Alliance

My husband and I thought that this was going to be a five-year gig for us and 20 years later we're still here, which says that there's something about the Corridor that's kind of magical.

Diane RamseyIowa Women Lead Change

Some people want a rural community to live in, some people want to live in the NewBo district and everything in-between and that's what we have to offer.

Mark NolteIowa City Area Development Group

It is an environment where there is enough room for people to breathe and still connect.

Chad SimmonsExecutive Director of Diversity Focus

I'm surrounded by resources and mentors, both in the community and at the academic level, of people that I can come to for advice and move my own projects and my own interests forward.

David GouldFaculty at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Office:
501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Iowa City Office:
136 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240