#17 Iowa


#20 in Taxation and Regulation

#6 in Workforce Quality

#20 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Midwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Illinois
12
12
12
12
Indiana
1
3
2
2
Iowa
4
5
3
4
Kansas
7
6
9
8
Michigan
11
10
10
10
Minnesota
10
11
6
7
Missouri
9
8
11
6
Nebraska
8
4
1
1
North Dakota
6
2
8
11
Ohio
2
7
4
5
South Dakota
5
1
7
9
Wisconsin
3
9
5
3

Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Bio Science, Financial Service

Key Companies

American Equity Investment

Heartland Express

Principal Financial Group

Rockwell Collins

Meredith Corp.

Winnebago Industries

Advantages

The construction business is booming in Iowa, to the tune of roughly $2 million. And the growth is generating dozens of new jobs.

Challenges

Iowa has the highest corporate income tax rate at 12%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Key Contacts

Economic Development Authority

Debi Durham, Director
515-725-3022
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

director@iowa.gov
http://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com

CEO Comments

“We moved our business from Iowa 10 years ago and it was the best move I ever made!”

Current Developments

2015 Regional Report: The Midwest
November 13, 2015

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