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Iowa Ranked One of the Top States in the Union

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2018 State of the Union 

In anticipation of the 2018 State of the Union address by President Donald Trump Tuesday, Politico Magazine ranked the state of each state in the union.

Combining 14 metrics using data from the Census Bureau, other government agencies and nonprofits, the article ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia to offer a clearer picture of each state’s strengths and weaknesses.

Iowa came in as the 7th best state in the union.

The Hawkeye state, which came out as the second best in the Midwest behind Minnesota, scored highly for its low unemployment rate (5th), home ownership rate (4th) and percentage of high school graduates (11th).

For context, Greater Des Moines (DSM) compares even more favorably. Unemployment in DSM is 2.4% compared with 2.9% in Iowa and per capita income in DSM is $50,677 compared to $49,246 for the nation.

If Iowa is one of the best states in the nation, then DSM is certainly one of the best cities! 

For more data on economic, demographic and workforce data in Greater Des Moines (DSM), check out the DSM USA Research, Stats and Data Hub. 

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.