Advanced Manufacturing


Advanced manufacturing is a major driver of the Iowa economy.

  • Advanced manufacturing is Iowa’s largest industry contributing $28.1 billion annually to the state’s economy, which represents 17.8% of Iowa’s gross state product.
  • Iowa is ranked eighth nationally in terms of the importance of manufacturing to the state's economy (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017)
  • Over 6,000 manufacturers employ about 215,000 Iowans.
  • Iowa exported $13.3 billion worth of manufactured and value-added goods in 2017. (Global Trade Information Service, 2018)

Iowa's top-performing industry divisions hold a pre-eminent position in the United States. Industrial metal processing, automation precision machinery, environmental control systems, digital and electronic devices, and power-generation equipment are highly specialized, surpassing the national trend. Other key industries include:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Construction components
  • Commercial and industrial motor vehicles
  • Food and food ingredients
  • Printing and packaging
  • Drugs and medical devices

Some of the world's leading companies manufacture in Iowa, reinforcing the state's position as a center for Advanced Manufacturing: Alcoa, Rockwell Collins, Siemens Windpower, Mahle, Sauer Danfoss, CNH, Siemens Energy & Automation, Alfa Gomma, NSK Corporation, John Deere, Fisher Controls, SSAB, Sears Manufacturing, Schneider Electric, Winnebago, Eaton Corp., Bandag, Pella, Vermeer and many more.

Contact Info Iowa

Contact Name:
Ms. Anke Goebel de Méndez - Director, European Office
Ms. Heike Zoellner - Business Development Manager

STATE OF IOWA - European Office
Kleine Hochstrasse 8, D - 60313 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Phone: +49 (69) 28 38 58, Fax: +49 (69) 28 14 93

C.A.S.E. Call Centre

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+32 488 331 972

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