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Iowa Rated #1 Best State by U.S. News & World Report

Iowa is the #1 state in the country, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report. Governor Kim Reynolds appeared on CBS This Morning to make the announcement about the 2018 Best States ranking.

“Our Best States ranking is a humbling tribute to our people who have proven time and again that in Iowa, if you’re willing to work hard, you can accomplish anything,” Governor Reynolds said. “My top priority as governor is to build on our current success by bringing new resources and opportunities to every corner of our state. Every Iowan contributes to the success of their community and our state, and we celebrate this honor knowing that our work to build a better Iowa will never be finished.”

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