Iowa City No. 1 Employment Destination
for Young College Grads
AIER's 2015-2016 Employment Destinations Index

Iowa City

Iowa City's economy is as diverse as it is prosperous and the city has received numerous rankings and awards as a "Best Place" for business and quality of life.

The economy is based on thriving commerce, a major university, and a number of national and international businesses, including Fortune 500 companies. Pearson, Oral B Laboratories, Procter & Gamble, the corporate headquarters for ACT, Inc, and scores of smaller industries and businesses operate facilities in Iowa City.

All of our businesses help Iowa City maintain a vibrant business mix.

The University of Iowa sits in the heart of Iowa City. The academic and research missions of the University, along with the health care services provided at its hospitals and clinics, have a tremendously positive economic impact on the area.

While established firms continue to prosper and expand in Iowa City, opportunities abound for new businesses. The city has land for additional industrial/commercial development. These sites are well suited for offices, manufacturing, warehousing, and/or research facilities.

The City of Iowa City also has a variety of programs to assist with business development through the use of special financing districts and economic development funds.

Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Iowa City
Iowa City School District
Johnson County
Local County Offices