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Advanced Manufacturing

Agricultural & Construction Equipment

We make what we use

We grow the crops, our high-tech machines harvest the crops and from there they move down the supply chain on our integrated transportation infrastructure. Iowa’s central location, competitive tax structure and growing economy are all reasons why the state plays a dominant role in heavy-duty equipment manufacturing. Global leaders like CNH Industrial, Deere & Company, Hagie Manufacturing, Kinze Manufacturing and Vermeer all choose Iowa for their major production hubs. See how a regional location in Iowa could boost your productivity to new heights. 

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15.7%

of U.S. agricultural implement manufacturing employment

BLS, 2016
12.3%

of U.S. construction machinery manufacturing employment

BLS, 2016
$56,082

average salary for Iowa manufacturing workers

BLS, 2016

Iowa's Transportation Network

Iowa is served by two transcontinental interstates and 3,188 miles of Class 1 track

At the heart of the heartland

You can get there from here

Iowa Transportation Map
Iowa Transportation Map
Circles at 300 miles (482.8km), 600 miles (965.6km), and 1,000 miles (1,609.3km)

Nearly 7,000 students are enrolled in courses related to ag and construction manufacturing at Iowa’s community colleges.

Iowa has programs that support employers who locate, expand or modernize facilities in the state.

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Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.348.6200
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