Today, U.S. News and World Report ranked Iowa the #6 Best State overall, #3 state for Opportunity, #7 state for Long-Term Fiscal Stability, #9 state for Health Care Access, #9 state for Affordability, and #11 state for Education.  

Iowa is up one spot from the 2023 overall rankings and up two spots in education. 

β€œIowa is recognized as one of the best states to live, work, and raise a family because we rely on common sense and respect the people we serve. We are on a path to being number one, and we are showing the country that small states can do big things,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. β€œFrom cutting taxes and shrinking government to giving our teachers the largest pay raise in state history, I’m proud of the foundation we are building in Iowa.”