Your complete guide to Central Iowa

Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area.

70 lists from a variety of industries

Profiles of local leaders

Central Iowa Market Facts

A community calendar

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Be Included

Should you be on your industry's list? For questions about being submitted to next year's list, or general comments, please contact Amanda Jordan, Book of Lists editor.

Submit a Community Event

Submit your company or nonprofit's events to our community year round!

Purchase the Book of Lists

The Book of Lists can be purchased as part of an all-access Insider membership to the Business Record. To become a member today and receive the Book of Lists, call us at 515-288-3336, or learn more and sign up for a membership.

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E-book Content & Extras


Professionel rocket building blueprints. Tired of bad drawings when building complex things? Well, our blueprints are easy to follow and you will be impressed by the finished result.

Rocket Fuel

Build a powerful and long lasting rocket fuel using only ingredients from your local supermarket. Cheap and fairly stable.

Moon Map

Getting around the moon the first couple of days can be tricky. You will get a detailed map of all the key craters on the moon with the purchase of your e-book.

The Iconic Flag

No moon landing would be a real moon landing without the iconic "I was here" flag. Although big when unpacked, the initial size is only 4 x 4 inches.


On your personal moon map, we have marked a good spot where most smartphones can obtain a good signal. Ask your service provider if in doubt.


A luxury printed diploma can be yours if you manage to get back home again from your little journey. The diploma can be delivered in a luxury wooden frame at a small extra cost.