Why is the Cedar Valley is the Future Business Center in the U.S?

The Cedar Valley region in Iowa recorded the second-highest percentage of GDP gain in the region. According to a Forbes Magazine report of 2015 the Cedar Valley ranked at the 49th position out of the 201 metros battling it out to become The Best Small Cities for Business and Careers. In fact, the State of Iowa ranked as America’s Top State for Business in 2015 by CNBC.

The Cedar Valley is a few hours from some of the major markets around Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis and the Twin Cities. Having said that, there are over 5000+ companies located in the Cedar Valley region, including Fortune 100 companies, as well as startups across various industries including, but not limited to, Information Technology, Logistics, Manufacturing, Bioscience, Insurance and Mortgage.

Business Journal Inc.5000 [1]has listed these popular companies in Iowa that are fast evolving as major service providers across a number of sectors:

Converge Consulting

With an exponential growth of 1009.37%, the company ranks at the top spot in the education industry of Iowa with a focus on content strategy, inbound marketing, search engine optimization and web analytics helping universities recruit students and engage alumni.

Heritage Group

Featuring at the second highest ranking with a growth rate of 682.71%, Environmental Services provider, Heritage Group, provides microbial protection to employees, tenants and building owners.

GrapeTree Medical Staffing

Provides medical emergency services and healthcare facilities at a 324.73% growth rate in the health sector, GrapeTree provides medical staffing solutions to people in the region.

Happy Medium

Delivers the best advertising services with website development, SEO and social media assistance. Recording just under 300% rise in business in the advertising and marketing sector.

Itasca Retail Information Systems

The software service provider manages inventory, forecasting, and direct store delivery from smartphones in the retail industry. The company has witnessed a business growth rate of 294.79% last year.

[1] https://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/state/ia

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