Where Imagination Drives Innovation

A remarkable combination of resources has conspired to make Iowa’s Creative Corridor a wellspring of pursuits in academics, the arts and sciences, commerce and industry.  Here, the evolution and growth of pioneering ideas that advance and improve life are the norm.

A solid base of employment across multiple sectors, plus a rich tapestry of artistic and cultural offerings, drive our economy.  The Corridor is home to more than two dozen communities, multiple colleges and universities, the world-famous Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop, thirty Fortune 500 companies, and dozens of arts and international organizations.

Encouraging ideas is what we do best.  Our region is thoughtful, culturally and politically aware, and inspiring.  In Iowa’s Creative Corridor, your knowledge and energies are transformed and ignited, generating change and growing ideas that sustain the world.

The Creative Corridor

Iowa’s Creative Corridor is home to a half million creative residents and covers 4,400 sq. miles in eastern Iowa including Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.

It is a shared identity that represents the people, places and ideals of the seven-county region that encompasses the entire Kirkwood Community College service area. It represents the pride and actions that make our region prosperous and vibrant. It pays homage to our region’s historical strengths in art, science and technology, and captures our aspirations for an even more collaborative, innovative and imaginative region in the future.

Everyone in the region is welcome and encouraged to use this shared identity proudly in community, corporate and non-profit communications. It’s a way to show what we all work together to strengthen and celebrate this place that we love.