Why Iowa?

If you think Iowa is about corn, you're right.  It's our gold, our oil…it helps fuel an economy that's robust and growing.  If, however, you think Iowa is all agriculture, you're wrong.  Our agronomic ecosystem has spawned a diverse economy that bucks negative national and international trends.

Much of what you know about Iowa is true. It's what you don't know about Iowa that will put us in contention for your business.

Iowa is a right-to-work state.  Our cost of living is below the national average.  That keeps costs low and helps your business be more profitable.

Business thrives here

Business thrives in Iowa.  Dig into the data on this site.  You'll find plenty of evidence as to why.

80/35 Iowa's “innovation corridor”

With 14 accredited engineering schools, Iowa colleges and universities annually deliver more than 5,300 graduates to the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.


Iowa has two juggernaut research universities in Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.  Each with hundreds of researchers studying all facets of bioscience, metals, energy, aeronautics and manufacturing to name a few. Both with the expressed purpose of transferring new discoveries to our economy.

At the forefront of a new era

This is the Bio Century. Advances in sustainable, renewable and degradable put Iowa at the forefront. While we may not totally replace oil, the technologies that are being developed out of our ecosystem are quietly revolutionizing hundreds of industries…probably yours.