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Chief Executive Magazine: Iowa has a top six workforce

May 23, 2016

Chief Executive Magazine: Iowa has a top six workforce

Chief Executive asked more than 500 CEOs to rank states they are familiar with by the quality of their workforces, and Iowa came in at #6. Ask any Iowa CEO and they’ll tell you: Iowans are good workers.

We’re also well-educated workers. We have the highest public high school graduation rate in the country, world class universities and an extensive community college network. But we’re not satisfied with being #6, either. That’s why we have a STEM education program in place that’s already reached more than 100,000 students in our schools.

When you add in Iowa’s transportation infrastructure (highway, rail, airport and barge), and high quality of life, it’s clear the Hawkeye state should be in consideration for any business expansion or relocation.

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