Start in Iowa
Low operational costs, a pro-business environment and a highly skilled labor force all make Iowa a great place to locate or grow your business.
Join a Thriving Manufacturing Industry
Based on a strong agricultural foundation, Iowa has transformed its economy over the last 50 years. The state is now home to a wide range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, food processing and biotechnology.
Advanced manufacturing sector employs 14% of the state’s total workforce – 36% higher than the national employment distribution for manufacturing. More than 6,000 manufacturers employ nearly 216,000 Iowans.
Iowa Business Advantages
0 – 12% corporate income tax
50% federal corporate income tax deduction
3.3% – 8.53% personal tax
100% deduction of federal personal income taxes
Refundable Research Activities Credit
92.1% of the population have completed high school
Pipeline to Great Talent
Workforce dynamics is increasingly complex with employers battling for a reliable stable of talent to help them win against all odds. A steady pool of candidates who are educated, qualified and prepared to step up and fill relevant key roles within their organizations can be the difference between growth and a slow demise.