WEST DES MOINES IS A PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR COMPANY'S NEXT OPPORTUNITY.
The West Des Moines community is one that’s suitable for all companies. With its diversity in businesses and business districts, it’s a perfect place for your company’s next opportunity. From corporate headquarters and data centers to sole proprietor operations, West Des Moines has just what you’re looking for.
TOP EMPLOYERS INCLUDE
FINANCIAL SERVICES / INSURANCE
Finance & Insurance is a significant part of West Des Moines’ economy. Within Polk and Dallas Counties there are approximately 48,000 persons employed in the industry and 1,400 business establishments. Many parts of the industry have seen growth over the last five or ten years. The region has built at strong workforce for Finance & Insurance, which is a key component to its success in West Des Moines. There is appropriate infrastructure and support from educational institutions to lay the platform for future growth.
Information Technology Services include both telecommunications and data hosting services, along with computer systems design and related services. This industry, has seen local growth due to the expansion of the data centers within West Des Moines. The Information Technology industry sector can benefit from the low utility costs of West Des Moines and the presence of West Des Moines Business Incubator, particularly for applications development and programming startups. West Des Moines’ proximity to local colleges and universities allows us unique partnerships to develop the industry’s talent pipeline and for development of the next wave of entrepreneurs.
Health Care and biosciences have witnessed impressive growth nationally, nearly all components of this industry have seen both local and national growth over the past 10 years. For health care in particular, West Des Moines is a major player in the state as the industry continues to grow. West Des Moines’ proximity to research institutions and a skilled workforce makes our location ideal for expansion within this industry.
MANUFACTURING / LOGISTICS
Situated at the corridor of two Interstate Highways (I35 & I80), West Des Moines delivers a competitive transportation network for Manufacturing and Logistics. Companies in this industry enjoy zero property tax on their machinery and equipment and a single factor corporate income tax: meaning companies are only taxed on in-state sales.
RETAIL & HOSPITALITY
West Des Moines is knowing as the premier shopping destination in the region and with more than 250 bars and restaurants and 23 hotels and counting, it’s easy to see why. Our well placed infrastructure and attractive retail development lends itself continued growth in this industry with endless possibility.