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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Creative Corridor Honored for Existing Industry Programs

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ICAD Group and MEDCO Receive BRE Awards The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations from Iowa City, Marion County, Sioux City and the City of Marion during read more


United Airlines Onboard Magazine “Hemispheres” Features Iowa! IDEA Unveils This Week

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IEDA Unveils Hemispheres Feature on Iowa The High-profile economic development section could reach over 12 million readers  The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today that Iowa’s business climate will read more


University of Iowa Venture School Kicks-off on April 8 in Cedar Rapids

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(Cedar Rapids) – The University of Iowa Venture School, an intense six-week program for entrepreneurs kicks-off in Cedar Rapids on April 8 with eight teams from the corridor and runs read more



May 13, 2015

The Surf Zombies

The Surf Zombies

May 6, 2015

Collective Data featured image with logo

Collective Data

April 29, 2015

Lee "Big Daddy" Kohl. Photo by Courtney Ball.

Lee “Big Daddy” Kohl

April 20, 2015

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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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Cedar Rapids night skyline photo featured in our “Why We Create Here” slide courtesy of Ben Kaplan.
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