Facebook Data Center Awards Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations

Earlier this year, the Facebook Altoona Data Center wrapped up a successful Community Action Grant Program. As a result of this program, the Data Center awarded grants totaling $103,000 to 25 local non-profit organizations that implemented programs and projects that put the power of technology to use for community benefit, connecting people online or off, improving education, and promoting local economic development. Continue reading…


Altoona chosen for premier ‘Shoppes’

Premier real-estate developer New England Development is bringing an open-air center—showcasing the nation’s finest retailers—to Altoona. As Iowa’s rising star, Altoona is the hottest choice for major developers shopping the greater Des Moines area.

The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing is a 148-acre development that will feature a powerhouse combination of shopping and dining, with potential for residential additions. The all-around entertainment experience is the latest development in Altoona’s trend of attracting big moves. And it’s yet another reason that Altoona is happening now. Continue reading…


Facebook opens third cutting-edge Altoona facility

There’s yet another reason to ‘like’ Altoona, now that Facebook has opened its third data center in our city. With state-of-the-art systems and revolutionary design, this center’s the biggest and best of the three, adding to Altoona’s growing profile of forward-thinking companies. The software giant’s big move is the latest example of how Altoona’s building what’s next. Our business community is growing, and it’s happening now. Continue reading…


AltoonaPalooza celebrates Altoona with family fun, rock ‘n’ roll

Now is the perfect time for AltoonaPalooza—a rocking, action-packed festival that features live music and fun from dawn to dusk. With businesses growing, residents thriving and entertainment booming, Altoona really is Iowa’s rising star. And new additions—like Facebook’s state-of-the-art data center—give Altoona even more reasons to celebrate. Continue reading…