For 23 years in a row, West Des Moines has been named the Best City Government Conducive to Doing Business. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where all businesses can flourish through competitive tax incentives, economic incentives, expedited permitting processes, and other valuable resources for business owners.
The City of West Des Moines’ Tax Increment Finance (TIF) programs exist to enhance areas in the City to stimulate private investment in industrial and commercial development, create employment opportunities, offset development costs, and drive future development through public infrastructure improvements.
The High Quality Jobs (HQJ) program provides qualifying businesses assistance to off-set some of the costs incurred to locate, expand or modernize an Iowa facility. This flexible program includes loans, forgivable loans, tax credits, exemptions and/or refunds. The Iowa Economic Development Authority offers this program to promote growth in businesses, which employ Iowans in jobs defined as high-quality by state statute.