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


Work and workforce are behind much of what we do at ICAD.

The Iowa City area is strategically located in the center of the largest population region in the state of Iowa, attracting workers from a 60-mile radius.

With a population of more than 458,000, and a labor footprint higher than 640,000, Iowa City—Cedar Rapids consistently attracts knowledgeable workers and skilled professionals.

Our area offers an abundance of opportunities for those looking for a rewarding work life balance. And the affordability, capability, and productivity of our workforce are why companies come, stay, and thrive here.