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14. Dallas County, IA
Dallas County, IA
Towns include:  Urbandale
Job growth (2000-2007): 40.89%

Job prospects are growing in Dallas County, where a strengthening transportation infrastructure is beginning to accommodate an influx of residents and commuters to the area.

The county also expects to see growth in the medical and mental health fields on pending plans for a new local hospital, and a proposed regional airport could also boost jobs there. Life insurance company Aviva and commercial printing company Quebecor World already call the Des Moines neighbor home. --A.C.

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Last updated July 28 2008: 10:24 AM ET
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