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Great States | Iowa Economy

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Iowa’s natural resources gave rise to its early industries like lumber and coal mining. Discover how the real key to Iowa’s growth as a modern economy was transportation. Stagecoaches, freight wagons, steamboats, and trains were crucial to Iowa’s commercial development. 

Great States | Minnesota Economy

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Learn the history of Minnesota’s economy, from American Indian trade to the state's diverse industries of today.