Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, is the insurance hub of the Midwest and the fastest growing midwestern city in the United States. It has been credited as the "number one spot for U.S. insurance companies" and is the headquarters for Principal Financial Group, EMC Insurance Companies, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many others. The city is also ranked as one of the top places to live for young professionals.
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