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Come be a part of the action and bring your business to the Iowa City Downtown District!

***NEW GRANT  SUPPORT FOR NEW RETAIL TENANTS (info under business services.)

Companies seeking a retail or office location in a vibrant, walkable, urban environment with a wide variety of amenities desirable by today’s 21st-century workforce will want to be here. See all of our current available spaces and join us in downtown Iowa City! 

By the Numbers


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Trade Area

375K within a 40-minute drive | 143K within a 20-minute drive | 10% growth since 2014

Households & Workforce

$79K Avg. HH Income | 26% of HH earn over $100K | 40% have BA or higher education | 40% of population aged 35-64

24K employees within 1-mile of downtown

Visitor Market

6.7M annual visitors to Downtown in 2019 | 13M to U Iowa

5 Hotels and 575 hotel rooms

670K annual visitors to the Iowa City Pubic Library

University of Iowa Market

Over 30,000 students | 14,000 U Iowa Admin, Staff & Faculty | 15,000 University of Iowa Hospital & Clinic employees

Downtown Composition & Urban Framework

Over 110 Restaurants and Bars | 60+ Retailers | 20 Entertainment & Cultural Venues | 120 Professional, Health & Well-Being | 30+ Non-profits

Thriving Pedestrian Mall integrates historic and contemporary architecture | National Historic Landmark District for Urban Renewal Era | Immediately adjacent to the U Iowa campus and historic Pentacrest

“Most walkable City in Iowa”| Downtown Walk Score @ 93 | Bikers Paradise @ 95 | City and UI’s integrated public transportation hub serves region with free access to the UI CAMBUS.

The ICDD works in tandem with the City of Iowa City staff to ensure those looking to locate Downtown have the information they need to make critical investment decisions.