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City of Iowa City Economic Development

From big business to start-ups and mom and pop operations, the City of Iowa City's Economic Development Division is here to answer questions about doing business in Iowa City. 

Working in cooperation with other city departments and the Greater Iowa City, Inc., Economic Development assists developers and businesses with specific commercial, office, and industrial development projects. This assistance ranges from helping to understand local regulations to determining available local public financial assistance.

For those new to business, or new to business in Iowa City, this link to Starting a Business in Iowa City may answer some common questions. You'll find information about home based businesses, whether you need a license to operate and information about zoning and building permits. 

Economic Development contact

Rachel Kilburg, Economic Development Coordinator