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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Iowa's Economic Growth

DES MOINES (KWWL) – The United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation have identified Iowa as one of the top states in the country to do business, according to a study released today. The study identified Iowa's stability in key industries, success in exports, competitive workforce and business-friendly regulatory environment as factors in the ranking. 

The Chamber's "Enterprising States" study ranked Iowa eighth in terms of top economic performance, and Iowa ranked high among most of the criteria established by the study. 

In 2008, Iowa had the eighth-fastest growing economy in the nation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. CNBC's 2009 "Top States for Business" survey ranks Iowa the fourth best in the nation and No. 1 for low costs of doing business. Finally, last year MarketWatch, another national financial publication, named Des Moines No. 1 in the country for doing business.

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