Des Moines was recently named number seven in Kiplingers “Ten Best Cities for the Next Decade” based on it’s growing workforce, low-cost housing and family friendliness.

From Kiplinger:

“A likely worker shortage sparked by retiring baby-boomers has lit a fire under Des Moines’s civic leaders. The city is working to lure back young Iowans and attracting global talent by developing its downtown and promoting the jobs available in the many industries that flourish there. Other big draws: low-cost housing, plus the city’s long-touted reputation for family-friendliness and a “19-minute commute.”

For more information regarding Iowa’s newest ranking visit:
http://content.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/10-best-cities-2010-for-the-next-decade.html?topic_id=40
http://content.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/best-cities-2010-des-moines-iowa.html