The motion picture and television industry supported 3,244 direct jobs and 434 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 18,072 direct jobs and supported 30,434 jobs in total.
Local television supported 16,230 jobs.
Local radio supported 9,450 jobs.
The app economy supported 37,710 jobs in the computing workforce.
$88.83 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$31.49 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $81,135.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $2.98 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $7.65 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $4.41 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 14,454
Visual Arts: 1,443
Performing Arts: 1,792
Sound Recordings: 1,201
Literary Works: 10,018
Creative Community By the Numbers
14 video gaming companies
760 music publishers and 3,259 songwriters
211 local commercial radio stations
23 local commercial television stations
162 newspaper publications
2,290 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Iowa:
Ashton Kutcher, actor
John Wayne, actor
Johnny Carson, talk show host
Major Companies Headquartered or Started Here
Right Stuf, Inc., video publisher and distributor
Meredith Corporation, media conglomerate and the largest magazine company in the world and publisher of Time Magazine, Allrecipes, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine Magazine, Fortune, InStyle, Midwest Living, Sports Illustrated, Southern Living,Better Homes and Gardens
Top 5 Iowa daily newspapers by circulation are the Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Davenport Dispatch, Quad City Times, and Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.