Why We Create Here

Why our residents call
Iowa's Creative Corridor home.

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seven-county map of Iowa's Creative Corridor

Our seven-county region 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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Building Swagger Campaign: #PlantTheFlag Challenge

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Each of the 1,000 valued Economic Alliance members at our recent Annual Meeting received two Iowa’s Creative Corridor flags as part of our ongoing Building Swagger campaign. The campaign is…

Van Meter Leadership Series Features Prominent Speakers

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Van Meter Leadership Series Features Prominent Speakers Presented by Vistage International and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance members are being offered…

Workplace Revolution ballroom

2nd Annual Workplace (R)evolution Conference June 9

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Full Day and Luncheon Only Tickets Available Diversity Focus, Kirkwood Community College, The City of Cedar Rapids, The City of Iowa City and ICAD Group are excited to announce the…

David Gott | David's Famous Gourmet Frozen Custard

David’s Famous

February 4, 2015

College Raptor

College Raptor

January 22, 2015

Joe Clarke, Backrow Studios

Santa and Savior

December 24, 2014

Perfect Game, Marion, Iowa

Perfect Game

December 11, 2014

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"Iowa's Creative 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 Lohman, Corridor Business Journal

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Iowa’s Creative Corridor


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Cedar Rapids night skyline photo featured in our “Why We Create Here” slide courtesy of Ben Kaplan.
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“Why We Create Here” video created by Bocce Ball Multimedia Studio.
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