Iowa's Creative Corridor

Where Imagination Drives Innovation


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Getting Creative

Writer, performance poet,
and storyteller, Akwi Nji.



Safety + Outrigger,
Created in the Corridor.



Many Communities. One Commitment.


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Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty


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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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September 12, 2016

The Iowa Writers’ House Welcomes Rebecca Makkai for September Literary Fiction Workshop

The Iowa Writers' House is honored to announce that the Iowa Writers' Workshop visiting instructor and top ten nominee on the '2016 Lit 50' list, Rebecca Makkai, will be joining…
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July 1, 2016

MERGE Innovation Space Awarded Federal Funding

The MERGE Innovation Space, a collaboration between the Iowa City Area Development Group, the University of Iowa and the City of Iowa City received notification on Monday that their application…
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Ride Connect
May 16, 2016

Iowa DOT to Hold Open-Houses in Coralville and Cedar Rapids to Discuss the Proposed Interregional Express Bus Service

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold two public open-house meetings next week to discuss and gather input regarding a proposed Interregional Express Bus Service from the Cedar Rapids and…
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Awki Nji

Getting Creative: Akwi Nji

September 19, 2016

Frontier Natural Products Co-op

Frontier Natural Products Co-op

August 8, 2016

Joe Clark Getting Creative episode 5 featured image

Getting Creative: Joe Clarke

August 1, 2016

Girls With Ideas - Allison Potts

Girls With Ideas

June 11, 2016

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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 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 RamseyRockwell Collins

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

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