Best place for business & careers!

April 17, 2010 —

Photo by www.jakeboydphotography.com

Moving up six places to #1, Des Moines is Forbes’ top pick for business & careers!

We were chosen for our strong economic outlook, quality of life, commute time, cost of living, education levels, parks and trails, job and income growth and business costs.

No surprise to those of us that live here but it’s nice to get some accolades from others now & again.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.