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Pro-Business Environment

Fair & Responsive

Iowa is a pro-business state. State leaders are committed to enacting policy’s that help finance and insurance companies hire, train and employ more Iowans. Iowa regulators are well known for being efficient, responsive and fair, as evident in its premium tax rate being one of the lowest in the country — at just one percent. 

All of this directly benefits the bottom lines of finance and insurance companies—and is a primary reason the industry has boomed in Iowa.


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The Nation's 6th lowest Cost of Doing Business

FORBES, 2017
South Dakota #4
Nebraska #15
New York #44
Connecticut #47

Iowa Has Programs to Help Businesses Offset the Cost of Opening a New Location

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