Outlets of Des Moines officially announces stores and “Beat the Heat. Fall into Savings.” shopping spree sweepstakes

Outlets of Des Moines officially revealed the first round of stores today and a chance to win a $1,000 Outlets of Des Moines shopping spree for the highly-anticipated outlet center that will open on October 20.  Now through Friday, August 25, stores will be announced daily during a “Beat the Heat. Fall into Savings.” sweepstakes hosted via Outlets of Des Moines Facebook page.  Continue reading…


Altoona’s Data Centers

On the Iowan frontier springs forth a new metropolis of innovation. Cutting-edge companies like Facebook and Lightedge are choosing Altoona to build their data centers, and together with them we’re building a better tomorrow.

The new construction both drives innovation, and enriches the economy. The construction of a single data center puts 1,688 local professionals to work. They will earn $77.7 million in wages, and the project even drums up $9.9 million in revenue for state and local governments.

And the wealth generation doesn’t stop there: in the following years, that same data center supports 157 local jobs, pays $7.8 million in wages, grants the government $1.1 million in revenue, and injects $32.5 million into the local economy annually.

As more and more companies take advantage of the tech-savvy builders laying down the fibers of the future, Iowa’s rising star shines brighter every day.


Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel to Open Monday

The 107-room hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Altoona, Iowa is scheduled to open this Monday, April 24, 2017 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting decor. Located at 460 Bass Pro Drive NW, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Heart of America Group of Moline, Illinois. Continue reading…