A Diverse Economy That Thrives
Powering the Heart of the Heartland
Iowa has developed a robust mix of industries from its strong agriculture foundation. Why? Well, Iowa understands its strengths, with focused strategies in place to spur industry growth and job creation. We make it easier for entrepreneurs and global leaders to invest in R&D and plan for the future. Our well-integrated transportation system sends your products to market—even if it’s halfway across the world. Companies flourish when given opportunities.
higher concentration of biological technicians in Iowa than national statewide average
insurance companies headquartered in Iowa
contribution from Iowa's largest industry sector - Advanced Manufacturing
IOWA IS THE 5TH BEST-RUN STATE IN THE NATION24/7 WALL STREET, 2018
IOWA’S TOP TEN MANUFACTURED OR VALUE-ADDED EXPORTS
SOURCE: Global Trade Information Service 2017
LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESSIowa has the #2 lowest cost of doing business in the country (Business Facilities, 2017)
LOW-COST CONSTRUCTIONIowa's industrial construction costs are 18% below the national average and industrial rental rates are 15% below the national average.
WORKERS COMPENSATION PREMIUMThe average workers compensation premium is 4% below the national average in Iowa (Dept of Business Services, 2018)
Iowa Labor Force
A flexible tool for understanding the workforce characteristics of the local labor market.
Buildings & Sites
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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020
Iowa has more per-capita apprenticeship program participation than anywhere else in the country
Iowa's First EdTech Accelerator Cohort Launches
Learn about the four companies that were a part of the cohort.
How to Create a Supplier Diversity Program
8 Ways to Invite Diversity Into Your Business