The U.S. economic recovery seems to be modest at best, but there are pockets of the country primed for growth and that includes Nebraska and Iowa.
The Cornhusker State ranks sixth on Forbes magazine's list of best states for business. Companies like Union Pacific, Berkshire Hathaway and ConAgra and their job outlooks played a big role in the rankings.
Iowa came in 12th.
Tops on the list is Virginia followed by North Dakota, Utah, North Carolina and Colorado with Maine 50th.