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Cedar Rapids Office:

501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Iowa City Office:

136 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Staff Directory

Jennifer Daly

President and CEO

[email protected]   |   309-339-1388

Jennifer landed in Iowa after a childhood spent in Hawaii, California, and Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she spent a decade co-founding the Iowa Children’s Museum. Her passion for community and economic development took her to Southeast Iowa and Peoria, Illinois, serving as the CEO for several economic development organizations, before her love of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) area brought her back to lead ICR IOWA.

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Jennifer and her husband Tim spend their down time with daughter Nora at soccer games and son Aidan at jazz band performances. They both love supporting ICR communities and can be found often in one of the many locally-owned eateries in the Cedar Rapids Newbo district or downtown Iowa City enjoying live music and a micro-brew.

Brian Crowe

Vice President of Business Investment

[email protected]   |   319-538-8845

Brian has a passion for helping people be successful, which is why companies, consultants, and partners enjoy working with him on their newest locations in the region. His past work as an Economic Development Strategist at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and with the Iowa Economic Development Authority where he worked with renewable energy manufacturing firms, and businesses with operational headquarters in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic United States, and Europe, provided a substantial foundation of experience for his current role.

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Brian was also the program manager for the $100M Iowa Power Fund, a state of Iowa initiative that invested funds in new commercialized technology including advanced biofuels, wind, solar, algae, and community efficiency projects.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago and lives in Marion with his wife Amanda, and daughters Ellie and Lillian. He can sometimes be seen playing the bass guitar in a band. Brian travels quite frequently for work and play, he is a passionate Chicago Cubs fan, and was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania.

Tim Carty

Director of Talent Attraction

[email protected]   |   563-542-2463

Although he was born and raised in New Jersey, Tim claims to have always been an Iowan. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, and began his career in sales and marketing. After several years serving as an Ambassador for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, he took a full-time job at the organization as the Director of Member Services, and his career in economic development began. As ICR’s Director of Talent Attraction, Tim is fanatic about spreading the word about our extraordinary people, companies, opportunities and lifestyle.

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Tim, his wife Tricia, and their two kids Quinn and Sloane, live on the east side of Iowa City. They love to check out any festival that the region has to offer, especially if local food is involved. Baseball, basketball, swimming, and soccer with the kids keep them all busy, but never too busy to watch the Hawkeyes and Yankees, cook, read a great book, sip some great whiskey, and mix in a workout here and there.

Existing Industry Assistance

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Business Retention and Expansion

[email protected]   |   319-734-1411

Businesses located in the Cedar Rapids Metro that are in need of assistance should connect with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.

Iowa City Area Development Group

Business Retention and Expansion

[email protected]   |   563-506-3280

Interstate commerce companies and entrepreneurs in the Iowa City Area in need of assistance should connect with the Iowa City Area Development Group.