Iowa Business Advantages

Iowa Business Advantages

We have the statistics and data to show you how Iowa compares to other states in key business and lifestyle factors. From census data to educational resources, key advantages to business climate and infrastructure, we have quantified and catalogued the information you need.



Iowa offers advantages that can grow revenues with its
government policies.

Variety of

Iowa is ideally suited with air, water, rail and
highway systems designed
for commerce.


Iowa ranks at the top with its highly-skilled, productive and educated work force. The result is unsurpassed productivity.


Quality public education is a reality in Iowa. See why Iowa's graduates consistently rank
at the top.

The state consistently receives high marks in the annual surveys taken to determine the best places in America to live. ​

of Life

Iowans benefit from short commutes, safe neighborhoods, top-notch medical facilities, and affordable housing.

Small Business

Looking to start a business? Resources are available to help answer your business
start-up questions.

Business License Information Center

Access information to help answer your business start-up questions and to identify any licensing, other requirements.

Regulatory & Compliance Assistance

Assistance on permitting and regulatory compliance, communicating with regulatory agencies, and resources.

Financial Assistance for Starting Your Business

Financial capital may be available to help you get your business off the ground. For more details, including revolving loan funds, state-sponsored programs, local banks and lenders, and Iowa tax advantages, see our Financial Assistance page.