Iowa City was the second city IN THE WORLD 
to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature

Advanced Manufacturing


Whirlpool. Oral-B. Procter & Gamble. Rockwell Collins. International Automotive Components.

Advanced manufacturing in the Iowa City area can be found in numerous local and Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, defense, and health and beauty industries.


Iowa City had the fastest-growing population among the state's metro areas 2010 - 2014 (US Census Report 2015).

The Iowa City metro's population grew to 164,357 by July 2014, up 11,771 people during that time period for a 7.7 percent increase, according to the bureau.