It's all about the
network effect. Welcome to the insurance innovation capital.
Why Des Moines?
If you are innovating insurance, there is no better place to be than Des Moines. There are over 60 insurance companies headquartered in the metro area.
The density of companies and workers based here creates a natural insurance ecosystem. The size of the city makes it possible to get introduced to anyone. Seriously, anyone.
With over 200 insurance companies domiciled in Iowa and ten's of thousands of insurance workers in the metro area, Des Moines has the resources to accelerate your business.
"There are more actuaries walking around in the Jordan Creek mall than there are in the whole state of Maryland."
- Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance CEO Lee Launer, on his decision to move its legal headquarters to Des Moines from Baltimore
[source: Des Moines Register Blog]