| The economies of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids are closely tied by virtues of what is commonly referred to in the region as the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City "Technology Corridor", recognized as one of America's leading regions involved in the research and development of defense-related electronics. A subsidiary of Rockwell Collins (the Collins Radio Company), a supplier of aircraft electronics to the military, is a major high tech employer in the region. Rockwell Collins is joined in the Corridor by ACT (1,100 employees), Integrated DNA Technologies and Genencor International, earning the area the description by California's Milken Institute of "high-tech prairie powerhouse" in a 1999 report that went on to describe its high concentration of communications equipment facilities, telephone communications research and testing services.
Iowa City proper is home to the University of Iowa and is listed as its largest employer by mba-today.com (17,311 employees throughout the state) followed by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - UIHC (with 7,135 employees according to acinet.org), the state's only comprehensive tertiary care medical center. In the healthcare field, the Iowa City Veteran's Administration medical center is another important employer (1,800 employees) followed by Mercy Hospital (1,150). Other large employers would include: the Iowa City community schools (1,600 employees), Hy-Vee Stores (1,300 employees), Lear (a manufacturer of automotive seating and interior systems including electronic distribution systems with 930 employees), Oral B laboratories (800 employees), the city government of Iowa City (580 employees), MCI Mass Markets (633 employees) and, Procter & Gamble (560 employees). Iowa City Info Source
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