Greater Des Moines Rankings and Statistics


#5 Best Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2019

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Rankings (Catch Des Moines)

Rankings (Greater Des Moines Partnership) 



Greater Des Moines boasts a booming business climate and a varied selection of major employers, primarily in the industries of insurance and financial services, agbioscience, advanced manufacturing, logistics, technology, government, healthcare, trade and service.

Greater Des Moines is consistently outpacing Midwest peers in population growth, gross domestic product growth and employment growth – in addition to a 10% lower cost of living and 17% lower cost of doing business compared to the national average. Learn more about the region’s economic, demographic and workforce statistics.