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Expand Your Business with IEDA Programs

Iowa is a great place to do business. Manufacturing is strong, and the financial services sector is thriving. In a state with world-renowned research institutions and robust innovation, Iowa bioscience companies are at the forefront of breakthroughs in plant, animal and human bioscience industries. Iowa is a right to work state with a low cost of doing business. The state’s success may be partially because Iowa has a business climate that consistently ranks among the best in the nation. Or, it could be the legendary Midwestern work ethic, the abundant raw materials or access to markets that makes companies prosper.

Business Development Programs

Innovation

Funding and resources for innovative technologies.

Growth

Job creation and workforce programs.

International

Exports and international trade.

Small Business

Small business programs and resources.

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Powering the Heart of the Heartland

Iowa has developed a robust mix of industries from its strong agriculture foundation. Why? Well, Iowa understands its strengths, with focused strategies in place to spur industry growth and job creation. We make it easier for entrepreneurs and global leaders to invest in R&D and plan for the future. Our well-integrated transportation system sends your products to market—even if it’s halfway across the world. Companies flourish when given opportunities.

#1

HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS OF ANY STATE

180

INSURANCE COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED IN IOWA

$30.058B

CONTRIBUTION FROM IOWA’S LARGEST INDUSTRY SECTOR – ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

#5

IOWA IS THE 5TH BEST-RUN STATE IN THE NATION

24

IOWA’S TOP TEN MANUFACTURED OR VALUE-ADDED EXPORTS

SOURCE: Global Trade Information Service 2017

  • LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESS
    Iowa has the #2 lowest cost of doing business in the country (Business Facilities, 2017)

IOWA LABOR FORCE

Laborshed Studies

A flexible tool for understanding the workforce characteristics of the local labor market.

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