Des Moines Tops Forbes Magazine List
Iowa’s capital city has once again topped Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Places For Business and Careers.”
Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers says Des Moines topped the same list back in 2010…
“There are a number of reasons why Greater Des Moines continues to get these top rankings. It’s our competitive cost of doing business, our great quality of life, and it’s our existing industries,” Byers says. “All of those working together make Greater Des Moines a great place for business and careers.”
Forbes 15th annual list of Best Places For Business and Careers was released Wednesday. The article cites Des Moines as being “the only place that ranks among the top quartile in at least nine of the 12 metrics” that Forbes graded the cities on. Byers says Forbes also noted energy costs in Des Moines are 22-percent below the national average — and that’s helped the area land recent multimillion dollar data center projects by Facebook and Microsoft.