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Pick Your Pace

Welcome to Iowa’s Creative Corridor, providing limitless opportunities to live and work at a pace you choose.

The Pick Your Pace website provides ten unique videos:

  • arts & culture
  • business
  • community
  • dining & shopping
  • education
  • healthcare
  • housing
  • international vision
  • Iowa’s Creative Corridor
  • sports & recreation

putting you in the heart of our communities so you can experience firsthand the pace of business and life in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

The website also includes employer profiles and links to available jobs.

Iowa's Creative Corridor

Iowa’s Creative Corridor, located in Eastern Iowa, is strategically located in the center of the largest population region in the state.  We have a regional population of more than 460,000, and a laborshed of more than 600,000 within a 60-mile radius.

Iowa’s Creative Corridor is anchored by the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 380, and includes the seven counties of Linn, Johnson, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Cedar and Washington.

Our interstates provide quick connections for a business trip or long weekend to Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha.  Plus, our regional airport ranks in the Top 10 of airports in the seven-state Midwestern region.

Listen closely and you can hear the voice of Iowa’s Creative Corridor all the way from the East Coast to the Far East. Because, here, the evolution and growth of pioneering ideas that advance and improve life are the norm.

Every day, from the books we read and the films we see to the foods we eat and the healthcare we receive, Iowa’s Creative Corridor touches our lives in many thousands of ways.