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The Iowa City area (including Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Solon and Tiffin) offers many ways to live, work and play! You can make your home in the rolling countryside or in a high-rise condo in a culturally vibrant downtown. Career options range from biotech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Year-round recreation and entertainment opportunities abound!

Each community in Johnson County offers unique benefits for businesses and families. We’ll let you be the judge, check out which one is right for you!

City of Coralville

City of Iowa City 

City of North Liberty

City of Solon 

Johnson County 

Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Iowa City Area Business Partnership Map of Johnson County

Welcome to the Iowa City Area!


Check out our 2020 magazine to find out why the Iowa City area is a great place to live and work! 

This publication was created in partnership with the Iowa City Area Development Group, the Iowa City Downtown District, ICR IOWA, and the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau.



We have several Business Partnership realtors and property managers to assist your housing needs.



The area boasts three public school districts. For more information visit or to locate childcare contact Iowa 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care at (319) 338-7684 or


Our great partner organization Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) also offers several excellent relocation resources via their website.

The area's top economic development partners believe that cultural diversity enriches our community with unique perspectives and variety of thought. Visit to connect with all the resources and events you'll need to settle into the area.


Contact the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to request a free relocation packet: (319) 337-6592

Small Business Resources

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
The University of Iowa
108 Pappajohn Business Building, Suite S160
Iowa City, IA 52242 
P. (319) 335-1022  

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) offers a comprehensive entrepreneurial education program to all Iowans.

U of I Small Business Development Center
Mr. Paul Heath
108 Pappajohn Business Building, Suite S160
Iowa City, IA 52242
P. (319) 335-1022

Provides free in-depth quality assistance and resources to small businesses in all areas that promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement.

Small Business Administration
2750 First Avenue NE, Suite 350
Cedar Rapids IA 52402-4831
P. (800) 735-4117 (helpline)
P. (319) 362-6405 (Cedar Rapids office)
Request a small business startup kit online.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency established by Congress to assist, counsel, support and protect the interest of small business concerns and to assist them in their start-up and growth.

Iowa City Public Library
Reference Services
123 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
P. (319) 356-5200 ext. 5

The Iowa City Public Library can provide quick answers to questions or help direct your research. Trained staff can help you use a wide variety or reference materials, both print and electronic.

Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc.
230 2nd St. SE, Suite 212
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
P. (319) 369-4955
F. (319) 832-1481

From help with a full-blown business plan to simply directing an entrepreneur to the appropriate attorney or financial contact, the Entrepreneurial Development Center offers a broad range of services designed to maximize a business' potential for success.

Iowa City Area Development Group
316 E. Court St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
P. (319) 354-3939

The Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group is a private, non-profit economic development organization serving the business development needs of interstate commerce companies in the Iowa City area and surrounding communities.

Iowa City Marketplace Profiles:
Marketplace profiles are available at for Downtown, Hargrave, Hartwig, Iowa City Marketplace (formerly known as Sycamore Mall), North Dodge HyVee, Pepperwood, Riverfront Crossing, Riverside, Towncrest and Olde Towne Village.

Ever wonder if there is a market for your business? The City summarized consumer information for ten Iowa City commercial neighborhoods. The summaries focus on the type of household living in a one mile radius, their consumer behavior and what retail opportunities exist in the area due to loss of business to other retail sites.