Why Iowa

Why Iowa

  • Iowa is ranked Best State in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • Iowa ranks first in workforce quality ( Chief Executive, 2018)
  • Three of Iowa's Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed as Best Places for Business for Forbes magazine; Des Moines was ranked seventh in the nation. ( Forbes, 2018)
  • Iowa consistently has one of the lowest costs of doing business in the country. (CNBC, 2018)
  • Iowa's average industrial electricity cost per kWh is 10 percent below the U.S. average. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2017)
  • Iowa is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family!



Why the Quad Cities

  • An overall cost of living that is lower than the national average
  • Competitively priced housing options
  • Innovative and superior k-12 schools, colleagues and universities
  • Average commute time is 19 minutes
  • Top notch parks, outdoor recreation and scenic spaces
  • Diverse cultural festivals and events


Why the Anderson 400

  • IEDA Certified and zoned green business park
  • 400 available acres of development ready land
  • Due diligence studies completed with no impediments identified
  • Cultural and environmental clearances obtained
  • Scenic views, natural features at every glance
  • Gas, electric, water and wastewater available within 6 months
  • Easy access to the interstate system, Chicago neighboring cities

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