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Iowa jumps 12 spots in competitive state rankings

May 12, 2016

Ask the experts – Iowa is quickly becoming one of the best states for new business projects. Site Selection magazine released its annual “Prosperity Cup” rankings and Iowa is 10th, up from 22nd last year.

The criteria used to determine the rankings include new and expanded facilities, total capital investment and new jobs created in 2015. Other factors include state tax climate and workforce readiness. This is just the latest accolade for Iowa’s business friendly climate and thriving economy.

Earlier this year the state was recognized by Site Selection for its high number of new economic development projects in 2015. Interested in doing business in Iowa? Our certified site program has identified development ready locations throughout Iowa, and Iowa has one of the lowest costs of doing business in the country.

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