Land of opportunity
Friday, November 22, 2013 7:00 AM
Turns out, some states offer more opportunity than others, and luckily Iowa is one of the top states in a recent index.
The Opportunity Index, measured by a national bipartisan coalition called Opportunity Nation, has Iowa ranked at No. 6 in the nation.
The index uses data on jobs, the economy, education, community health and civic life to measure opportunity for upward mobility. Iowa improved a spot from last year in part due to a decrease in the state unemployment rate and an improved education score.
A look at the top 10 states for opportunity:
3. North Dakota
4. New Hampshire
8. New Jersey
9. South Dakota
10. (tie) Maryland
10. (tie) Wisconsin
To see the full results, go to www.opportunityindex.org.