Why DSM?

Because when it comes to insurance, we’re kind of a big deal.

  • More than 80 insurance companies headquartered in the metro area (and more than 200 statewide!)
  • Highest concentration of insurance employment among metros in the U.S.1
  • Wells Fargo, Principal and Nationwide alone have over 23,000 employees in Des Moines1
  • Insurance counts for 7% of the region’s jobs2

Thanks to our low cost of doing business and educated workforce, Des Moines has become a global insurance hub, home to heavy hitters like Athene, American Equity, EMC Insurance Companies, Farm Bureau Financial Services, GuideOne Insurance, Holmes Murphy, Nationwide, The Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and many others.

In addition to being in an industry hub, you’ll get to enjoy a low-key, cosmopolitan city filled with great restaurants, fantastic breweries, awesome arts, miles of beautiful trails and some of the friendliest people on the planet. If you don’t want to leave, we’ll understand!