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A diverse economy that thrives

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.

#1

producer of eggs, corn, pork and soybeans

USDA, 2016
80

insurance companies headquartered in Iowa

Iowa Insurance Division
$31.2B

contribution from Iowa's largest industry sector - Advanced Manufacturing

BEA, 2015

Iowa’s Top Ten Manufactured or Value-added Exports

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015
#3

Iowa is the 3rd best-run state in the nation

27/7 Wall Street, 2016
#3
California 21st
Illinois 49th
Indiana 31st
Wisconsin 26th

We are a finance and insurance state

Finance and insurance is Iowa's second largest industry. More than 100,000 Iowans are employed by 6,200+ finance and insurance companies.

See how we stack up

The 50-State Comparison Tool

 
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
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