Iowa City Area Workforce
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 regional population of more than 400,000, the Iowa City area consistently attracts knowledge workers for our growing companies.
Our area workforce grew at a rate of 9% from 2005 - 2010, higher than the State of Iowa and the United States. Johnson County ranks highest among other counties within the region in its percentage of residents 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or higher (50.8%). Additionally, K-12 enrollment in this region is projected to increase more than 3 percent between 2011 and 2016. (2012 State of Iowa Study)
Data from this study as well as current labor can be downloaded on the right.
Workforce Business Services
Our comprehensive business services and expertise provide a framework of support to help businesses start, succeed and stay in Iowa.
Iowa is a Right-to-Work State
Under Iowa law, an employee is not required to join a union as a condition of employment. Management/employee relations are extremely positive in our area.
Regional Workforce Business Services
In today's creative economy, workforce is an essential component to business success. In a commitment to a vital and prosperous economy, economic development partnerships have been formed throughout our seven-county laborshed.