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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

#6 Best Places to Work in Tech 2019 – 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 Best Affordable 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
Top 7 Most Recession-Proof Cities in the U.S. – Livability, 2019
#7 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes, 2018
#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
“World Festival and Event City” – International Festivals and Events Association, 2017
#7 Place Where Jobs Will Be In 2018 – Forbes, 2017
#5 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes, 2017
#9 Best City for Quality of Life – NerdWallet, 2017
#1 Minor League Sports Market – SportsBusiness Journal, 2017
#6 Best Place to Be a Teacher – SmartAsset, 2017
#4 Top City for Real Estate in the Midwest – PwC, 2017
#10 Best City for Tech Workers – SmartAsset, 2017
#1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in the Midwest – Growella, 2017
#4 Best Place for Children – SmartAsset, 2017 
#5 Best City for Successful Aging – Milken Institute, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2017
#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living – Business Insider, 2017
#7 Most Charitable City – CNBC, 2017
#9 Best City to Get Out of Credit Card Debt – SmartAsset, 2017
One of "15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets" – Mental Floss, 2016
#8 Best City for Book Lovers – SmartAsset, 2016
One of "10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers" – U.S. News & World Report, 2016
#9 Best Place to Start a Business – CNBC, 2016