Moving Veterans and Veteran Spouses to the Next Step

Make yourself at home in Iowa, the #1 state to find a job. We welcome veterans and their families looking for a community of friends and colleagues.

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Careers That Fit Your Skills

From engineering and technology, to healthcare, finance and advanced manufacturing, Iowa offers rewarding careers and employers who appreciate your service.

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Iowa Welcomes You

Job training, educational opportunities and a low cost of living make Iowa a great place to call home.


Meet Nathan

"I had dozens of quality employers reach out to me with great positions."


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Meet Jolene

"It felt like I had my own army of supporters trying to help me find the right job."


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Meet Mike

"This state has so much to offer that people don't realize, and we are excited to be back!"


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Partnerships Make It Possible

Home Base Iowa partners with employers, educators and communities to make working and living in Iowa both welcoming and gratifying.

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Why Iowa

Iowa is full of adventure and places to discover. Explore rolling hills, prairies, rivers and bluffs. Vibrant communities are filled with art, culture, music and affordable housing. Iowa offers something for everyone.

This is Iowa

This Is Iowa

Meet people and businesses with great success stories across the state of Iowa.


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Travel Iowa

Travel Iowa

Make plans to visit Iowa and experience a road trip full of memories and stories.


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Economic Development

Find out why Iowa was ranked the number one state to find a job in 2019.


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Best for Retirees

Nationwide Iowa tops lists of great states for cost of living and healthcare.


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Good for the Soul

See Iowa from a whole new perspective. Infinite surprises. It's a secret worth sharing.


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In the News

Home Base Iowa Announces Career Planner at Camp Dodge

Iowa Veterans and their spouses will now have walk-in access to professional career-planning right here in central Iowa.

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Home Base Iowa Businesses Applauded by U.S. Department of Labor for Efforts to Hire Veterans

Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulates four Iowa businesses on being selected to receive 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards honoring their commitment to successfully recruiting, hiring, and training Veterans.

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