HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN THE HEARTLAND
(May 8, 2017) — Des Moines is filled with hard-working citizens who are committed to growth. The finance, insurance, and publishing industries are thriving in Des Moines, but the city also has a large trucking and construction presence. In addition, Des Moines offers its residents affordable housing and short commutes.
After an exhaustive review of more than 400 metropolitan census areas, Des Moines was selected to receive this award for being a North American leader in employment, particularly in heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers and light truck and delivery, and for being a top city for average hours worked, construction employment, growth in total employment rate, and contribution to GDP.
We made surprise visits to three worksites in Des Moines and presented the Hardest Working Cities award at the APWA 2017 Snow Conference.
TAKE A LOOK AT HOW WE CELEBRATED >