The Iowa City area is the southern anchor of Iowa's Creative Corridor and located at the crossroads of Interstate 80 (San Francisco to New York City) and Interstate 380 (part of the St. Paul/St. Louis Avenue of the Saints).
What has historically differentiated the Iowa City Area from other regions of the country is its forward thinking embrace of education as its primary cornerstone. Home to the University of Iowa, the first public institution to enroll women, the area is known for its diverse and vibrant culture.Why do companies build and expand in this area? Simple. Better workers and bottom line savings. The quality of the workforce results from the strong educational capacity of the area communities as well as Midwestern work ethic.
A study comparing the views of local executives to their peers across the nation found Iowa City Area employers rate the quality of the local workforce 22 % higher than national figures. Employee stability was 11 % higher and productivity was 8 % ahead of national norms. More impressive was the finding that our employers spend 17 % less on remedial skill training to achieve these high satisfaction ratings.
Join the ranks of these growing Fortune 500 companies, as well as scores of smaller industries and businesses: Acciona North America, ACT Inc, Bochner Chocolates, Heartland Express, Oral B Laboratories, Pearson, Procter & Gamble, and Rockwell Collins.