This is Iowa.
Everyone agrees that Iowa is one of the nation's best places to live.
The state has proven time and again to be the ideal location for successful, healthy living.
Recognized for its abundant career opportunities, Iowa also offers a low cost of living, high quality of life, and clean environment. The state is also known for its education, family-friendly communities, and well-being.
And thanks to low taxes and utility costs, Iowa enjoys lofty ratings for attracting business in a diverse economy led by agriculture, manufacturing, biotechnology, finance, and insurance.
With the fastest-growing major metro in the Midwest, and one of the few places in the country that’s recognized as an emerging agtech hot spot, it’s easy to see why ag innovators and their families are attracted to Iowa.
The nation's best, and getting better all the time.
Iowa ranked first in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best States rankings.
Iowa's high school graduation rate ranks first in the nation.
(U.S. News & World Report)
Iowa was named the best state in the U.S. to pursue the American Dream.
(U.S. News & World Report)
From its earliest roots, Iowa has been fertile ground for science and innovation.
Some of the most innovative minds in agriculture came out of Iowa.
George Washington Carver, Norman E. Borlaug, and Henry A. Wallace are just a few Iowa leaders recognized around the world for their contributions to agriculture.
These are people who made an impact on the ever-increasing global need for food.
Through the years, Iowa has continued that same spirit of innovation by doing everything it can — from its welcoming business environment, regulators who work with the industry, tax incentives, farmer-business partnerships, and academic support — to add more names to that list.
The facts are compelling; Iowa is booming for agriculture business.
Iowa has 31% more bioscience jobs than the national average and is a leader in the agricultural, feedstock, and industrial biosciences subsection.
(Biotechnology Innovation Org., 2018)
Iowa hosts operations for five global brands in the animal-health sector in addition to key research being conducted at Iowa State University and the National Animal Disease Center.
Iowa was first in the nation to pass a biochemicals tax credit program.
(Iowa Economic Development Authority)
Reaching Work-Life Equilibrium
Whether it's quality career opportunities, top-notch education, or an unmatched quality of life, it's no surprise that thousands of people choose to make Iowa their new home each year.
Economic opportunities and an easy way of life make Iowa the best place to live.
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