cnbcA new ranking by the television businesses network CNBC ranked Iowa the 4th best state for business in 2009.  Up from #9 last year, the study also found that Iowa has the lowest cost of doing business of any state in the nation.   

The rankings were based on serveral categories including Workforce, Quality of Life, Economy, Transportation, and Cost of Business.  Click here to see the full report and rankings in each category.

According to CNBC: “A model of Midwestern consistency, Iowa has always been a quiet economic power.”