BUSINESS ADVANTAGES

Transportation

Infrastructure that ships globally

Iowa recognizes that a vital component of working with emerging international markets is transportation and logistics investment. Iowa recently designated $3.2 billion over five years to improve the state’s highways, bridges and connections to major U.S. interstates (I-29 / I-80 / I-35) that crisscross the state. These key improvements coupled with a reliable statewide rail system, several regional airports and the Mississippi River along Iowa's eastern border, allow exporters to efficiently ship throughout the country and access more global markets. Iowa also invested in the first-ever statewide Freight Optimization Study to further assist Iowa businesses cut freight costs and improve bottom lines.

3851

Miles of Rail Freight Track

Iowa Department of Transportation
175M

pounds of cargo transported through Iowa's airports annually

Iowa Department of Transportation
491

miles of navigable waterways — Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi & Missouri Rivers

Iowa Department of Transportation

At the heart of the heartland

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Iowa Transportation Map
Iowa Transportation Map
Circles at 300 miles (482.8km), 600 miles (965.6km), and 1,000 miles (1,609.3km)

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Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
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