Jolly Holiday Lights

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…


LightEdge Building

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…


Building Renderings show planned development at Altoona's Prairie Crossing.