Community conversations

More than 20 convenings, countless ah-ha moments. Our first year of community engagement and conversations.
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Condragulations Sasha Belle!

Local performer Sasha Belle is heading to RuPaul’s Drag Race. Check out our exclusive gallery.


What's next?

A conversation series exploring the factors that shape a startup community. Will we be in a position to support a successful startup world in the next five, 10 or 20 years?


Future cities

Leading thoughts on new urbanism, curated by Ben Kaplan

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Innovation Index

All the latest tech, startup and entrepreneurship news for Iowa’s Creative Corridor.


Creating narratives that are helpful in developing our region’s prosperity. We Create Here is a movement, with a mission of collaboration, context and hope for the future.


The Art in Conversation

We Create Here recently collaborated with the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) on a community conversation series to explore the impact of arts and culture in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. Incoming ICCA Board President Eric Hanson reflects on his motivation to join in the discussion as ICCA prepares for 2015.

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“Beyond” Is Going Beyond

As soon as we hit send on the invites, RSVPs came rolling in. As predicted when we first introduced the idea, people from all walks of life are jazzed to talk about Mr. Grant Wood. We were also moved to see representatives from The Gazette attend, including Todd... read more

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