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Rankings

Greater Des Moines (DSM) is experiencing a wave of momentum. National publications are recognizing that momentum in the form of top rankings.

Most Recent DSM USA Rankings

Top 10 Best State Capital to Live in — Smartasset, 2021
#5 Top Emerging North American Tech Market — CBRE, 2021
#4 Most Sustainable Metro — Site Selection, 2021
#8 Most Resilient Tech Hub — LinkedIn, 2021
#4 Best Place to Raise Kids — SmartAsset, 2021
Named Among Three "Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America's Economic Recovery" — The Wall Street Journal, 2021
Breakout City
#4 Rising Star for Tech Jobs — CompTIA, 2021
#7 Best Midwestern City for Women in STEM — CommercialCafe, 2021
Top 10 City to Live in After the Pandemic — Today, 2021
#2 Safest Place to Live — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
#8 Top City Whose Unemployment Rate is Dropping — WalletHub, 2021
#11 Most Affordable City to Buy a Home — Forbes Advisor, 2021
Women in STEM
#1 Best Place to Live in the Midwest for High Salaries and Low Cost of Living — The Ascent, 2021
#7 Best Place to Live in the U.S. — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
#8 Best City to Live in After the Pandemic — Business Insider, 2020
Top 10 Housing Markets for Millennials During the Pandemic — National Association of Realtors, 2020
One of the U.S. Cities Best Positioned to Bounce Back from the Pandemic — Moody's Analytics, 2020
#5 Metro for Number of Economic Development Projects among metros with a population of 200,000 to 1 million — Site Selection Magazine, 2020
Top 10 for Business and Careers
#3 Top Midwestern U.S. City for Women in STEM Occupations — CommercialCafe™, 2020
One of "10 Cities That are Ready for the Big Time" — Site Selection Magazine, 2019
One of "10 Cities That are Blooming, Not Rusting" — Manhattan Institute, 2019
Top 10 Best Place for Business and Careers — Forbes, 2019
#3 Best City for High Salaries and Low Costs of Living — The Ascent, 2019
#1 Place with Good Jobs and Cheap Housing — Investopedia, 2019
#8 Best U.S. City for Work-Life Balance — GOBankingRates, 2019
Best to Live American Dream
1 of 3 Cities Bucking the Tide of Midwest Talent & Population Loss — Site Selection, 2019
Low Cost of Living
#1 Metro for Millenials to Buy Homes — Grow Magazine, 2019
#3 Top Market for Opportunity Employment Share — Site Selection, 2019
#2 Top City for Young Home Buyers — Clever Real Estate, 2019
#6 Best Places to Work in Tech — SmartAsset, 2019
#7 Best City for Living the American Dream — SmartAsset, 2019
#5 Best Place to Live in the U.S. — U.S. News & World Report, 2019
#3 Metro for Number of Economic Development Projects among metros with a population of 200,000 – 1 million — SiteSelection, 2019
Top 10 Best State Capital to Live in — WalletHub, 2019
Most Popular for MillenialsTop 7 Most Recession-Proof Cities in the U.S. — Livability, 2019
#4 Top City With a Low Cost of Living and High Quality of Life — BadCredit.org, 2018 
#8 Best City to Find Small Business Jobs — ZipRecruiter, 2018 
#1 Most Popular City for Millennial Homebuyers — Lending Tree, 2018 
Top 10 Most-Artistic Medium-Sized City — Expedia, 2018 
#8 Best Job Market — ZipRecruiter, 2018
One of “5 Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots” — Livability, 2018
One of “12 Surprisingly Great Places to Retire in the Midwest” — Kiplinger, 2018