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15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets — Mental Floss, 2016

#1 U.S. Communty Where Residents Feel Most Safe and Secure — Gallup, 2015

#3 Top City for New College Grads — SmartAsset, 2015

Emerging Startup Cities of 2015 — Investopedia, 2015

#2 Best City for Jobs in 2015 — Forbes, 2015

#1 Best Up-and-Coming City for Foodies — Women's Health Magazine, 2014

#1 Best City for Young Professionals — Forbes, 2014

#3 Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita — Beyond.com, 2014 (Based on Q2 of 2014)

#2 Best Farmers' Market in America — The Daily Meal, 2014

#2 Best City for Business and Careers — Forbes, 2014

#1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown — Fortune, 2014

#4 America's Most LGBT-Friendly Cities — Huffington Post, 2014

#1 Metro for Economic Strength — Policom Corporation, 2014

#2 America's Top 5 Under-the-Radar Tech Hubs — SpareFoot, 2014

Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market recognized as "Top 10 Farmers' Markets in the U.S" — Shape Magazine, 2014

#6 Best Cities for Raising a Family — Forbes, 2014

#5 Best Cities for Jobs — Zip Recuriter, 2014

#6 Top Mid-Size Cities of 2014 — Energy Star, 2014

#4 Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita — Beyond.com, 2014 (Based on Q4 of 2013)

#1 Wealthiest City in America — TODAY show, 2014

#1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership — Nerdwallet, 2014

#15 America's Most Productive Metros — The Atlantic Cities, 2013

#2 Best Farmers' Market in America — The Daily Meal, 2013

"Three Best Cities to Start a Business" — Forbes, 2013

#1 "Best Places for Business and Careers" — Forbes, 2013

#3 "Top 15 U.S. Cities' Emerging Downtowns" — Forbes, 2013

#1 "Best Midwest Cities for Young Adults" — The Business Journals, 2013

#2 "Best Cities to Start a Business" — The Street, 2013

#6 "Cities Where Startups Are Thriving" — CNN Money, 2012

#6 "Best Cities to Grow Old In" — MSN Money, 2012

#1 "Best Cities for Families" — Kiplinger, 2012

#4 "Best Places for Business and Careers" — Forbes, 2012

#2 " Best Cities for Jobs this Summer." — Forbes, 2012

#2 for "Best Cities for Jobs." — Forbes, 2012

Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market recognized as "One of America's Best." — Country Living, 2012

#1 "Best Cities for Young Professionals" — Forbes, 2011

#1 "Richest Metro in the Nation" —​ US News & World Report, 2011

#1 "Cities in the US for Home Renters" — Time, 2011

#3 "Best Cities for Business" —​ MarketWatch, 2011

#7 "Best Cities for the Next Decade" — Kiplinger, 2010

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