Why Des Moines?

Des Moines is an amazing place to live, work and play. But don’t just take my word for it! Take a look at some statistics that will show you that Des Moines is a great place! (Partial list taken from the Greater Des Moines Partnership website. Visit their website for the full list.).

Des Moines Rankings

#2 Best City for Jobs in 2015 – Forbes, 2015

#4 Best Run State – USA Today, 2014

#1 Best Up-and-Coming City for Foodies – Women’s Health Magazine, 2014

#1 Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes, 2014

#3 Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita – Beyond.com, 2014 (Based on Q2 of 2014)

#2 Best Farmers’ Market in America – The Daily Meal, 2014

#2 Best City for Business and Careers – Forbes, 2014

#1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown – Fortune, 2014

#4 America’s Most LGBT-Friendly Cities – Huffington Post, 2014

#1 Metro for Economic Strength – Policom Corporation, 2014

#2 America’s Top 5 Under-the-Radar Tech Hubs – SpareFoot, 2014

Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market recognized as “Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in the U.S” – Shape Magazine, 2014

#6 Best Cities for Raising a Family – Forbes, 2014

#5 Best Cities for Jobs – Zip Recuriter, 2014

#6 Top Mid-Size Cities of 2014 – Energy Star, 2014

#4 Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita – Beyond.com, 2014 (Based on Q4 of 2013)

#1 Wealthiest City in America – TODAY show, 2014

#1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership – Nerdwallet, 2014

#5 “Best US States for Young Adults” – MoneyRates, 2013

#15 America’s Most Productive Metros – The Atlantic Cities, 2013

“Three Best Cities to Start a Business” – Forbes, 2013

#12 “Best States for Business” – Forbes, 2013 

#1 “Best Places for Business and Careers” – Forbes, 2013

#2 “Strongest Local Economy” – Policom, 2013

#3 “Top 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns” – Forbes, 2013

#1 “Best Midwest Cities for Young Adults” – The Business Journals, 2013

#2 “Best Cities to Start a Business” – The Street, 2013

#6 “Cities Where Startups Are Thriving” – CNN Money, 2012

#6 “Best Cities to Grow Old In” – MSN Money, 2012

#1 “Best Cities for Families” – Kiplinger, 2012

#4 “Best Places for Business and Careers” – Forbes, 2012

#2 ” Best Cities for Jobs this Summer.” – Forbes, 2012

#10 “Most Educated Young Workforce.” – The Business Journals, 2012

#2 for “Best Cities for Jobs.” – Forbes, 2012

Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market recognized as “One of America’s Best.” – Country Living, 2012

Learn More About Des Moines

Visit the following websites for more information about Des Moines and Iowa.