Miller Pens Op Ed on Why He Returned to Iowa

January 28, 2022

Nyemaster attorney and executive director of the Iowa Chamber Alliance Dustin Miller recently authored an article in The Cedar Rapids Gazette highlighting the pride he has in his home state and explaining why he chose to return in 2012 after his early career took him around the world. Titled "Why I Chose Iowa", the article begins:

"When I returned to Iowa in 2012, I had spent more of my adult life outside of the state than living in Iowa. After working for a significant amount of time outside of the country as well as Washington, D.C. and other U.S. states, coming home to the state where I was raised was an affirmative choice. I knew I was returning to a statewide community that offered tremendous economic opportunity and affordability along with people who truly care about their neighbors.


In my years away, I became very familiar with how outsiders view our state which made it clear their opinions were not based upon true knowledge. Many Iowans have a nearly unhealthy pride for people and things connected to our state. In my travels I was no different and became an ambassador for my home state, sharing our history as one of the most welcoming places."


Continue reading the whole thing for a reminder of what makes Iowa great!