Destination: Iowa Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Karen Misuraca
April 30, 2012
The hidden assets of the Upper Midwest are not so hidden these days, as Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas are outpacing the economic growth of the rest of the nation. Clustered conveniently near international hub airports and with a location in the middle of the country, the main cities are catering to the meetings market by expanding and opening brand-new sports arenas, convention centers and hotels, even as other parts of the nation are mired in commercial slowdowns.
By Josef Aukee
January 28, 2011
The economic downturn has been a boon for regional players, such as the Midwest, in the convention and meetings business. This heartland region offers viable alternatives for affinity groups and corporate planners who need to look beyond the coasts for budget-friendly destinations—and it’s ready to do business.
Learn about Iowa for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
The state of Iowa conjures up many images, including the romance of baseball, the bridges of Madison County, the presidential election caucuses, and heartland agriculture—it’s even a golfer’s playground. But it also offers first-rate meeting and convention facilities to be found in Iowa’s major hubs.
Evoking images of corn fields and rural farms, Iowa offers all of these things, along with more metropolitan areas that give the state a varied and eclectic feel. Get to know the new Midwest: Venture out of the corn field and see what Iowa really has to offer.