headquartered in the metro area (and more than 200 statewide!)
of insurance employment among metros in the U.S.1
Wells Fargo, Principal and Nationwide alone have
in Des Moines1
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!
Note: We are currently planning a hybrid event with options for both in-person and virtual attendance. Should the need arise to change to a fully virtual program, the GIS Planning Team will communicate accordingly.