Who we are.
America's Cultivation Corridor develops and markets the world-renowned agricultural and bioscience economy in Iowa, connecting innovators and leaders around the world
Building on a rich history of innovation, we are accelerating value-added agriculture by attracting companies, talent, and capital from across the globe to the state.
Representing a diverse public-private coalition of stakeholders, America’s Cultivation Corridor is among the nation’s foremost cluster-based economic development organizations. The world’s leading agribusinesses have come together with Iowa State University, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Ames Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of ag and community groups from across the state to establish and guide the organization.
The world needs a place where innovation, science, and technology converge to solve our global population challenges.
It starts here — in America's Cultivation Corridor.
Iowa's impact on agricultural research and innovation reaches far beyond our state's borders.
From livestock barns to research labs, and manufacturing plants to agtech startups, thousands of people are focused on the common goal of increasing the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of agriculture.
Iowa is recognized as an international leader in agriculture innovation. For nearly a century, government and business leaders have converged on the state — sharing resources, advancing ideas and technologies, and collaborating on ways to help feed the world.
Today, America’s Cultivation Corridor is sharing this expertise around the world by introducing global startups to our thriving ag business community through Cultivo.
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