• 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 is committed to helping businesses grow and prosper.  A variety of business incentive programs, financial assistance, tax assistance and training programs are available to businesses that are located in Des Moines or that are interested in locating in Des Moines.  Many small, medium and large companies in Des Moines have worked with City to make their start-up or expansion plans a reality.

 

Urban renewal provides reasonably-priced sites for new development and business expansion in specific areas throughout Des Moines.  The City makes significant investment in the infrastructure in these areas.
Staff for urban renewal assists developers by assembling parcels in designated urban renewal areas.  These areas have consistent development requirements that enhance your investment.  Staff works with developers in determining development requirements that enhance your investment.  Staff works with developers in determining development requirements for assembled sites.  Sites are offered at a price that is usually less than the cost of private assemblage.  In addition, the City coordinates infrastructure needs for the area and the specific site to assure that current and future needs are met.
 

Although the City does not maintain an inventory of developable parcels in Downtown Des Moines, staff works with the development community on an ongoing basis to identify parcels suitable for a variety of business needs.
For location options to suit your particular business need, please contact the Office of Economic Development at 515-283-4004 or at oed@dmgov.org.
 

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Economic Development Plans