Business & Industry
Food for your cat or dog.
Aircraft flight controls.
Internet data centers.
People all over the world use these Iowa products and services.
Since early times Iowans have been involved in business and industry—the buying, selling and producing of goods and services. When people from Europe came to the land that became Iowa, native people sold them goods and services. The European settlers made some of their own products. Farms were established and factories were built. People from all over the world have come to Iowa to work in different industries.
Iowa's businesses and industries have changed over time. From grist mills and button factories to Global Positioning Systems and insurance services, discover how Iowa workers have adapted to new ideas.