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Iowa Hospitals Generate 140,000 Jobs, $7.7 Billion

Iowa’s community hospitals generate more than 140,000 jobs that add nearly $7.8 billion to the state’s economy, according to IHA’s latest Iowa hospital economic impact report. In addition, Iowa hospital employees by themselves spend more than $2 billion on retail sales and contribute nearly $124 million in state sales tax revenue.The IHA report examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector.

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