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2018 Iowa State Fact Sheet


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   Quick Facts:
  • In 2018, there were over 272 thousand businesses in Iowa, of which more than 19 thousand were minority-owned firms.

  • Minority-owned firms in Iowa employed over 18 thousand people in 2018.

  • Minority-owned firms represented 7.6% of all firms located in the state.

  • The number of minorityowned firms in Iowa increased 8.3% between 2017 and 2018.