One of the Midwestern states in the US, Iowa is generally known as the American Heartland. As befitting the title, Iowa is not only rich in agricultural lands but also has thriving industrial, service and cultural sectors. All these make Iowa a great destination if you are looking for a rich date in this part of the country.
Mingle with the rich landowners
The agricultural sector has traditionally been the mainstay of Iowa’s economy. Currently though the direct production and sale of raw agricultural products contributes only about 3.5% of Iowa's gross state product, the indirect role of agriculture in Iowa's economy is far more important and extends to agriculture-affiliated businesses, food manufacturing and food-processing too. Iowa's main agricultural outputs are hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, eggs and dairy products. Iowa is the nation's largest producer of ethanol and corn and sometimes it is the largest grower of soybeans as well. Thus one great way of meeting well-to-do singles in Iowa could be by getting to know the rich farmers and landowners of the state. For this though you will have to head for the country where there are rich farms and ranches are. Try to gain access to exclusive country clubs and recreational facilities where members of this class are likely to hang out. Also frequent social dos hosted by agricultural associations and business groups where you are sure to make the acquaintance of a successful and single entrepreneur.
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Get to know the industrial big-wigs
Though Iowa is primarily known as an agricultural state, in recent years the most important segment of its economy has been manufacturing. Major manufacturing sectors include food processing, heavy machinery, and agricultural chemicals. Sixteen percent of Iowa's workforce is dedicated to manufacturing of which Food processing is the largest component. The state’s industrial outputs include food processing, machinery, electric equipment, chemical products, publishing, and primary metals. Companies with direct or indirect processing facilities in Iowa include ConAgra Foods, Wells Blue Bunny, Barilla, Heinz, Tone's Spices, General Mills, and Quaker Oats. So if you are looking forward to meeting wealthy men in Iowa, the state offers a substantial pool of men who are successful industrialists, well-paid CEOs and engineers in sectors as wide ranging as automobiles, transport, pharmaceutical and food processing. Apart from the usual pubs and coffee shops located in the vicinity of the major manufacturing districts, yet another likely venue to run into successful professionals are the various convention centers dotting the major cities like Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City.
Meet the corporate czars
In recent years, along with industry, the economy of Iowa has been propelled by growth of the financial and information technological services sectors. One of the benefits of the state is that it has one of the lowest costs of doing business in the country ranging from utility costs to all taxes and labor costs. because of this several global corporations have established base in Iowa with a marked presence in financial and insurance sector including firms like AEGON, Nationwide Group, Aviva USA, Farm Bureau Financial Services, ING, Marsh Affinity Group, MetLife, Principal Financial Group, Principal Capital Management, Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Financial Services. Iowa thus has a vast army of young aspiring professionals who are well-educated, qualified and making their way up in sectors like financial services, electronics and information technology. Most of these professionals are concentrated in developed cities Des Moines, Sioux City, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. A good way of mingling with this upwardly mobile professional class would be to frequent bars, cafes and business centers in downtown areas where most of the offices and firms are usually located.
Frequent Upscale Hangouts
Hip bars, dance clubs and restaurants are some of the usual places in a city where the rich singles like to wine and dine and thus which offer one of the best chances to meet them. In Iowa City you may find wealthy diners indulging their palate in upscale restaurant like the Atlas Restaurant, which offers a wide variety of international dishes made from local ingredients. Wine lovers should check out Devotay where one can also enjoy a Spanish menu that includes tapas and paella. For more traditional upscale American cuisine including burgers and steak, well-heeled guests have been known to drop in at Blackstone, which also serves brunch. Alternately you can also explore the nightlife of the city to meet its rich denizens. Though not as trendy as New York City or Los Angeles, Iowa City nevertheless offers entertainment options including theater, live music and dancing to couples eager for a night about town. Culture lovers can go to watch a contemporary play at Iowa City's Riverside Theatre or a symphony performance at Orchestra Iowa. However if you are looking for wealthy guys who enjoy live music in a more intimate setting, visit the Iowa City Yacht Club which offers a live band six nights per week. For a romantic nighttime stroll that will allow you to check out several nightlife spots, browse through the pedestrian mall in downtown Iowa City and you may find a place to boogie the night away with a successful date.
The capital city of Iowa offers ample socializing opportunities with wealthy patrons of the arts. The Des Moines Arts Center is a must-see for art lovers; this internationally acclaimed museum houses impressive works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe and Henri Matisse. History fans will of course gravitate to Salisbury House & Gardens, a 42 room historic manor. East Village is another quaint neighborhood in Des Moines which attracts well-to-do visitors for its mix of rehabilitated buildings, higher end boutiques, quirkier stores and great options for eating and drinking regardless of time of day.
In Cedar Rapids, Daniel Arthur's is well known as being one of the most luxurious restaurants in town with live music during dinner, and a wine list with over 30 choices.
Again at Jiamen Innovative Asian Cuisine the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing, and a perfect place to look for a sophisticated date, who is interested in a different type of food than the steak and seafood which one normally finds in Cedar Rapids. A little out of town is the Iowa River Power Company which apart from an exhaustive wine list and elegant menu boasts of luxuriant views of the Iowa River from most of the tables
Explore Affluent Neighborhoods
If you have checked out all the upscale hangouts of the city and still been unable to strike up a date with a successful single, perhaps you need to be a part of their regular landscape – in other words you need to be seen at the exclusive neighborhoods where the rich guys live. In Des Moines these would be North Valley, Grand Avenue, Millman and Avon Lake. In Cedar Rapids you can find the most successful people living in areas like Covington, Cottage Grove Avenue, Lynn Junction and Mount Vernon. Iowa City too has some tony neighborhoods and you are quite likely to come across a wealthy professional or entrepreneur in neighborhoods like Melrose Avenue, East Burlington, Westlawn and Rochester Avenue. Living in or at least frequenting these localities will offer you greater chances of meeting rich singles and striking up an acquaintance with them.