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Iowa

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

Restaurants are a driving force in Iowa’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.

6,129

Eating and drinking place locations in Iowa in 2015

$4.3 billion

Projected sales in Iowa's restaurants in 2016

150,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Iowa in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 10.9% = 16,400 additional jobs, for a total of 167,000 jobs by 2026.

Iowa's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Chuck Grassley (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
6,129
100,600

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Rod Blum (R)
Dave Loebsack (D)
David Young (R)
Steve King (R)
TOTAL
1,351
1,620
1,558
1,601
6,129
22,168
26,587
25,574
26,271
100,600

*Iowa's 100,600 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 150,600 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015