We’ve long known that Des Moines, Iowa is a great place to start, have, or move up within a career. But according to a recent post from The Greater Des Moines Partnership, there are actual strong statistics to back this knowledge up. Read below for reasons why Des Moines is a great place for a career:

Top City for Young Professionals – Forbes.

No. 3 Top Ten Places With the Most Job Opportunities Per Capita – Beyond.com analysis of second quarter 2014.

No. 2 Best Farmers Market in America – The Daily Meal; and “Top 10 Farmers Markets in the United “ – Shape magazine.

No. 2 Best City for Business and Careers – Forbes.

Top City With an Up-and-Coming Downtown – Fortune.

No. 6 Best Cities for Raising a Family – Forbes.

No. 5 Best Cities for Jobs – Zip Recruiter.

No. 6 Top Mid-Size Cities of 2014 – Energy Star.

No. 1 Wealthiest City in America – “Today” show.

No. 1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership – Nerdwallet.

No. 4 America’s Most LGBT-Friendly Cities – The Huffington Post.

Top Metro for Economic Strength – Policom Corp.

No. 2 America’s Top Five Under-the-Radar Tech Hubs – SpareFoot.