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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.

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producer of eggs, corn and pork

USDA, 2018

insurance companies headquartered in Iowa

Iowa Insurance Division, 2019

contribution from Iowa's largest industry sector - Advanced Manufacturing

BEA, 2018

Iowa’s Top Ten Manufactured or Value-added Exports

Iowa's Top Ten Manufactured or Value-Added Exports Chart
Iowa's Top Ten Manufactured or Value-Added Exports Chart
SOURCE: Global Trade Information Service 2017

Iowa is the 5th best-run state in the nation

24/7 Wall Street, 2018
California 17th
Illinois 44th
Indiana 23rd
Wisconsin 21st

We are a finance and insurance state

Finance and insurance is Iowa's second largest industry. More than 94,000 Iowans are employed by 6,500+ finance and insurance companies.

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