DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Forbes has ranked Des Moines as the fourth-best place in America for business and careers for the second straight year.
The magazine announced its annual top 10 list Wednesday, noting Des Moines' unemployment rate of 3.4% and business costs that are 10% below the national average. Forbes also cited the city's sports arena, art center and three-mile skywalk in downtown.
Cedar Rapids ranked 44th and Davenport was 90th.
Raleigh, N.C., topped the list for the second straight year due partly to its job growth.
Boise, Idaho, and Fort Collins, Colo., also ranked ahead of Des Moines.
The rest of the top 10 list includes Lexington, Ky.; Atlanta; Richmond, Va.; Olympia, Wash.; Spokane, Wash.; and Knoxville, Tenn.
On Forbes' Best Small Places For Business And Careers, Iowa City was fifth, Dubuque was 15th and Ames was 26th.
Rankings are based on labor costs, taxes, energy, office space and living expenses.