Iowa: What you need to know
Ranked among the safest states to live, Iowa also enjoys lofty ratings for attracting business thanks to low taxes and utility costs. Its diverse economy is led by agriculture, manufacturing, biotechnology, finance, insurance and government services. The capital and largest city is Des Moines, and other best places to live in Iowa are Cedar Rapids, West Des Moines, Ames, Marion, Waterloo, Sioux City and Iowa City. Top universities include Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa.
The cost of living in many cities throughout Iowa is affordable and is below the average cost of living of United States.
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