(DES MOINES, Iowa) Iowa is the nation's number one state as rated by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine used 77 metrics, and Iowa scored well in a number of areas:
Iowa has the best public high school graduation rate, the state his third in four-year grad rates at four-year public colleges. Iowa also boasts an overall number-three rating in healthcare, number two in housing affordability and number one in infrastructure, including access to high speed internet.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds reacted to the report, on CBS This Morning. Click here to watch
"What an honor to recognize Iowans who are making a difference in communities every single day across the state. Iowa truly is a place where if you work hard, dream big, anything is possible," said Reynolds.
"We have an economy that's growing, we have a great business environment, and as I talk to job creators, they're looking for people with skills and so I'm working with Iowans every day so they can have a great job and a great quality of life. If we have a talent pipeline ready to meet the needs, and we're providing opportunitities for Iowans in our state to really have a great quality of life, that's how were going to continue to succeed and stay on top."