• Des Moines - Great Place for a New Business

    The City of Des Moines is a great place to locate or expand your businesses. The Des Moines Office of Economic Development office is dedicated to helping you meet your existing and future development needs.

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  • Des Moines Major Construction Projects

    The Engineering Department’s efforts include the design, construction and project management of the City's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and other major construction projects.

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The Office of Economic Development was established to stimulate industrial and commercial growth, to retain and create new jobs for residents and increase the City’s tax base.
Staff is available to assist businesses, developers and contractors in a number of areas, such as site identification, the development review process, financial assistance programs and urban renewal.

 

Project Managers can provide site-specific information and resolve complex issues which allow projects to proceed.
Project Managers provide a central point of contact for businesses or developers seeking help with development questions.  They take a pro-active stance, anticipating what will be encountered in the development process.  Often the Project Manager can identify financial programs to assist the project.

 

Financing Coordinators can fit the different financing programs together for your project.
Financing assistance is intended to leverage additional private investment.  Financing Coordinators administer financial programs and incentives available for development within the City.  Financing sources include urban renewal, federal CDBG funds, and Small Business Administration funds (SBA 504).  They identify and package the appropriate financing assist with the preparation of the application.

 

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