Full Swing Construction Begins at Outlets of Des Moines

October 2017 Grand Opening Planned

New England Development announced today that construction work will be in full swing this month on the Outlets of Des Moines property in Altoona, Iowa. Opening in October 2017, Outlets of Des Moines will feature some of the best brand names in retail. The 300,000 sf outlet center will be located at 801 Bass Pro Drive NW at the intersection of I-80 and US-65, an established destination for entertainment and shopping.   Continue reading…


Brew n’ Blooms

2016 Polk County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale

Join the Polk County Master Gardeners and the Mud, Camp, Spring Creek Watershed Management Authority for a morning of Brew n’ Blooms at Victorian Acres on Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 am to 10 am. Continue reading…


Spectators Sports Bar and Grill
Opens April 11

Spectators Sports Bar and Grill has announced its grand opening celebration will be held on April 11. The venue, which seats approximately 300 guests, has over 100 viewing screens including a 220″ projection screen on the main wall, a live feed sports ticker and has every sports package offered by DirecTV requiring over five and a half miles of audio-video cabling. General Manager, Lisa Battani, says, “The Spectator’s experience is one that transports our guests to their favorite live sporting event full of fun and excitement.” Todd Chapman, President of Satellite Center, describes Spectators as, “by far the most advanced system ever deployed in Des Moines for a sports bar.” Continue reading…


Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Jolly Holiday Lights Moves to Adventureland

Jolly Holiday Lights will be open this fall from November 22 – January 1

Last December’s unseasonable weather had a disastrous effect on Make-A-Wish® Iowa’s largest fundraising event, Jolly Holiday Lights. Water Works Park, which was home to the event for twenty years was flooded, causing the charity to shutdown half-way through their event. Today, the organization is announcing it is moving Jolly Holiday Lights to the Adventureland Campgrounds in Altoona. Continue reading…


Des Moines Considered a Silicon Prairie for Tech Industry

Business Facilities Magazine wants to know – will the center of gravity for high-tech development shift from the coasts to the middle of the country?

The below article, recently published by Business Facilities Magazine, points out that the Midwest has become a prime destination for entrepreneurs who are putting down roots for new tech startups. The article cites cost of living and cost of doing business as reasons why some tech startups have chosen locations in the Midwest. Not surprisingly (well, at least to us Midwesterners) another reason cited in the article was Midwest values – a friendly and supportive environment to grow your business. Continue reading…