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Greater Des Moines Recognized as Top Place for Young Professionals

July 23, 2023 | Press Release

Forbes has named Greater Des Moines (DSM) as the #1 Place for Young Professionals to live.

From Forbes: "As the fastest-growing city in the Midwest, there are plenty of things for young professionals to do in the region. With a median age of 36.4 years, the Des Moines area is full of vibrant attractions and events that appeal to young adults, such as annual festivals and music and entertainment venues throughout downtown Des Moines."

Affordable housing, ample career opportunities with major national corporations like Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Principal Financial, MercyOne and Dotdash Meredith to name a few, and a low unemployment rate (seventh lowest in the nation at 2.4%), help make the Greater Des Moines Area an ideal place for young professionals to choose to live and thrive after starting their careers.

Learn more about why we agree that Des Moines is the place to live and work here.

Read the Forbes article here.