ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE FOR ALTOONA, IOWA
WE ARE IOWA'S RISING STAR.
Just minutes east of Des Moines, you’ll find the City of Altoona—a development-friendly community turning potential into prosperity. This is the place where better futures are built, where businesses, families, and millions of visitors come to thrive. We’re more than just a city. We’re Iowa’s rising star. We are Altoona. And we are happening now.
MAJOR TECH AWARD
Home to a cutting-edge, community-uplifting tech industry, Altoona was given the distinction of “Iowa Technology Community of The Year” at the 2023 TAI Prometheus Awards.
We're the place to build your business. Now.
Altoona enjoys a high quality of life and rich business opportunities. With a strong infrastructure, unbeatable location, and leaders who listen, businesses and families of all sizes are joining the movement. Our local workforce is highly skilled across industries, and major companies—Facebook and Walmart, among others—are utilizing their talents. Now is the time to build new frontiers.
Altoona has hundreds of acres of development-ready land and numerous commercial buildings ripe for investment. Expand your horizons as we expand ours. Learn more about featured properties in Altoona.
Featured Property: Koethe North
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Hubbell Avenue & 34th Avenue Development Opportunity
Featured Properties: I-80 Business Park & Altus Commerce Center
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ALTOONA IS WHERE IOWA PLAYS. Now.
We're a place to play. Families enjoy our premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations-and there's plenty of high-speed fun at our casino, racetrack, and amusement park. Residents and visitors love to stay active with our beautiful trails and well-maintained facilities. Play is also good for work, as Altoona draws potential clients and employees with our thrilling entertainment scene.
WE'RE A HOME FOR GROWTH. Now.
Altoona is more than a hotbed for business and entertainment. It's a place to live, a place for families to thrive with a high quality of life...a place with big-city amenities and a small-town feel... a place with education that inspires and housing that feels like home.
OUR GROWTH IN 2022.
2022 was an incredible year for Altoona. The City reached a population of nearly 20,000 residents, a 35% increase since 2010. Over $320 million in new building permits were issued, the second highest year of permit valuations, behind 2021. Plus, the City approved site plans for over 2 million square feet of new space development.