The World Comes Here | America's Cultivation Corridor
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The World
Comes Here

Iowa is more than a place to do business, it's the best place to start up and grow your food, agriculture and bioscience business.

Resources at your fingertips

Iowa’s robust ecosystem provides resources to support business growth and development no matter if you're a startup or established industry leader. See some of the specific business resources available in the state. 

The world innovates here.

State-of-the-art innovation is happening now in a diverse range of agricultural industries across America’s Cultivation Corridor. All sectors of Iowa agriculture are focused on increasing production in a sustainable way to meet the demands of a growing world population while protecting the natural resources for the next generation.

Celebrating 10 years of collaboration and innovation

America’s Cultivation Corridor marks 10 years of building momentum, elevating innovation and connecting business to leading research, capital and talent resources in Iowa.

Innovation is thriving here. Across Iowa, new ideas are driving increased productivity and sustainability in farms, communities and industries, and sparking solutions for some of the world’s most difficult challenges. 


Corridor News

America’s Cultivation Corridor is full of stories about the kind of innovation and success that seem to uniquely happen here. These business leaders, companies and programs are leading the future of food, agriculture and biosciences. Read on to be inspired to start or share your own Iowa story.

Iowa stands out as a top place to cultivate and grow both businesses and families.

No. 1

We finish first. A lot. We lead the nation in egg, pork and corn production and energy generated from renewable sources.

No. 3

Iowa is the third best state in the country for Opportunity, thanks in part to below-average housing costs. We’re also the best state in the Midwest for affordable living. 


Iowa offers more apprenticeship programs than any other state and set a record in 2021 with our more than 9,000 active apprentices.