Here in Iowa, we are happy that so many around the nation and around the world are picking up on something we've long known to be true: Our state is a place where business can thrive due to an overall low cost of doing business, ready access to capital, a skilled and educated work force, accessible state leaders and a regulatory environment that encourages growth.
Our state is one of few where fertile farmland stands alongside a business climate that dominates in the manufacturing, biosciences and financial services industries. While we are known for our role as the nation's agricultural leader, we are just as proud of the innovation and diversity of our economy that will help drive our nation into the future.
We work tirelessly to attract new employers to our state and to encourage the employers that already exist here to expand their operations. We know that our economy is only as strong as the businesses that operate within it. What's more, these efforts are paying off.