Best States for BusinessPosted: Fri, December 28, 2012
Iowa is ranked in the top 10 for Best States for Business! Ranked at #10 in 2011, Iowa holds its #10 spot for best states for business.
Iowa has transformed its agricultural economy over the past 50 years to a diversified one that includes manufacturing, food processing, financial services and biotechnology. Des Moines is a major financial services hub with big employers like Principal Financial and Wells Fargo. Iowa managed the recession better than most with a recent unemployment rate of just 5.1%. Iowa scores strongly on regulatory environment and business costs, which are 14% below the national average.
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