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The state of Iowa is the perfect place to expand, locate or start a business. The state’s pro-business policies, nationally recognized research centers and legendary Midwestern work ethic give businesses with an Iowa location a huge competitive edge. Those business advantages paired with a low cost of doing business, central location, abundant raw materials and efficient transportation infrastructure continue to fuel Iowa’s economy. High growth industries in Iowa include advanced manufacturing, financial services, biosciences, renewable energy, food manufacturing and information technology.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority works with businesses and communities worldwide. To learn more about Iowa’s business climate, assistance and expansion programs or investment opportunities and more, contact us anytime.


in the U.S. for percentage of manufacturing GDP

BEA, 2023

concentration of employees in vaccine and immunotherapy biological manufacturing in the U.S.

BLS, 2022

in the U.S. in insurance industry output

BEA, 2023

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