“Iowa’s Creative Corridor is home to a half million creative residents and covers 4400 square 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 7-county region which 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.

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.”


The above information is taken right from the Iowa’s Creative Corridor (www.creativecorridor.co) website.  How many people actually knew Benton County was part of Iowa’s Creative Corridor? or maybe thought Iowa’s Creative Corridor was just the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor?  It is much broader than that; but to make our mark, we can’t be humble! It is our effort moving forward to push our unique stories and our local events to the Creative Corridor.

In this effort we need YOUR help:

1.) when you hear of a unique business or community story, let BDG know.  We will do our research and push the information.

2.) The BDG calendar serves as a tool to push local events to the Creative Corridor calendar of events.  We need your help by posting your community event on the BDG calendar.  Let’s show people what a great place Benton County is to live, work, shop and play.

Here is the first of many stories to be published on the site.  Thanks Jim Morrison for running it in the Vinton Newspapers.

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