Why has Iowa become a Midwest hub for business opportunity and job creation? Perhaps because Iowa understands its strengths and workforce talents, and has enacted legislation to support the advancement of key industries. More than 80 insurance companies are headquartered in Iowa and benefit from a one percent insurance premium tax. Iowa became the first state in the nation to develop a tax credit program to support the renewable chemicals industry. And our universities and community colleges develop curriculum specific for Iowa manufacturers. It’s a few of the reasons why global leaders like HNI, Kemin, Principal and Rockwell Collins call Iowa home.