About the Corridor

The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology CorridorTM, located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 380 in the center of the United States, is a model of regional development.

The region, which encompasses 12 communities plus Johnson, Linn, Benton, Jones, and Washington counties, represent a strong partnership between Priority One and the Iowa City Area Development Group, The University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, Alliant Energy, MidAmerican Energy and the Cedar Rapids Area and Iowa City Area Chambers of Commerce.

Home to diverse, world-class businesses, the location provides a technological edge in a competitive, global marketplace. The advantage comes from the proximity to the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College and other public and private educational institutions that provide area businesses with workforce skills, education/training and research and development support.

Uniquely strong partnerships foster cooperation and collaboration among business and community leaders, educators, researchers, economic developers and municipal governments to deliver on the Corridor’s promise of providing the perfect environment for growth and technology development. The area represents a “true regional economy” that interacts and thrives as a unit.

The Technology Corridor focuses on attracting companies that utilize the highest level of technology within their industries.