Altoona Arts, Online Survey

The City of Altoona is exploring ways to stimulate community engagement through public art and cultural programming. Consultants have been engaged to work with the community to form a vision and plan for cultivating engaging and memorable spaces to work and play in Altoona. Continue reading…

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.