Advanced Engineering

Home to internationally recognized manufacturers including Collins Aerospace, Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble, and Oral B, ICR knows how to make things! Having the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College in our region provides a talent pipeline to these employers with expertise in engineering and computer-aided design.

ICR is also home to the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a self-sustained transportation safety research center at the University of Iowa’s Research Park. NADS utilizes its suite of world-class driving simulators and instrumented vehicles to conduct research studies for the private and public sectors. Based on the research underway at NADS, the U.S. Department of Transportation has named ICR as one of 10 designated automated vehicle proving ground sites in the nation.

Largest Employers in Engineering & Automation

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Refrigerator/Freezer Manufacturing industry is 124 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing is 38 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying is 9 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Shampoos and Conditioner/Personal Product Manufacturing is 9 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing is 6 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

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