Economic Development

Economic Development in ICR IOWA

ICR IOWA is home to a half million creative residents and covers 4,400 square miles in eastern Iowa including the seven county region of Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.

ICR is a shared identity that represents the people, places and ideals of the 7-county region. Our region’s historical strengths include art, science, manufacturing and technology, and the future holds aspirations for an even more collaborative, innovative and imaginative region. We are actively seeking new frontiers and opportunities in information technology, biotechnology and bioprocessing, renewable energy, and educational services.

ICR is not only our home, but a strategic, seven-county alliance dedicated to economic progress, workforce development, and fostering a culture of innovation.


ICR Future: Critical Need for High School Internships in ICR

Nov 25, 2019

Availability of workforce is a top concern for our region’s employers. Building a strong talent pipeline is an important tacti… Read More

Regional Business Attraction Team Targets Key Site Location Decision Makers in Upcoming Campaign

Jun 24, 2019

Business attraction work centers around helping companies that do not currently have a location in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR),… Read More

Ignite ICR: Regional Internship Programming Introduces Interns to ICR IOWA

Jun 24, 2019

Summer is officially underway, and interns from across the country are calling Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) home during their su… Read More

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