5 Reasons Why Manufacturing is Easier in Iowa

Iowa has earned a reputation as a national leader in advanced manufacturing, with the third-highest concentration of manufacturing workers in the country. Iowa’s 4,100 manufacturers produce everything from food products and construction machinery to aerospace products and pharmaceuticals.

The industry generates $31 billion annually for the state’s economy, and manufacturing employment in Iowa has grown over the past 30 years, despite an overall decrease in manufacturing jobs across the U.S.

How are so many manufacturers finding success in Iowa?

  1. Supply Chain Management
  2. Environment Suited for Businesses Big and Small
  3. Programs in Place to Support Companies and Foster Growth
  4. State, Local, and Leadership Support
  5. Hardworking and Dedicated Individuals

Case Studies

Workforce Attraction and Retention
If you seek creative ideas to attract and retain people, consider these options:

Want more tips?
Read the October edition of the Business Record/ABI Made In Iowa Manufacturing magazine.