Altoona named 2023 Iowa Technology Community of the Year

Thursday, November 2 was a big day for Iowa’s rising star. Altoona was named “Iowa Technology Community of the Year” by the Technology Association of Iowa at their 2023 Prometheus Awards. This event brought business pioneers, educators and public officials together to celebrate the accomplishments of Iowa’s thriving tech industry.

The award, evaluated by a panel of prominent industry experts statewide, is presented to Iowa cities and regions that are investing in technology to strengthen their local economies, enhance educational prospects and enrich the quality of life for community members.

A development-friendly city that’s quickly emerging as Central Iowa’s tech hub, Altoona was a fitting choice for this recognition.

According to the organization, “The Altoona community has experienced significant growth and innovation that truly sets it apart. Home to the data centers of Lightedge Solutions and Meta, Altoona’s tech initiatives extend well beyond data centers. Other notable projects include a citywide fiber project to improve connectivity, the police department’s Intranet transformation to improve communication, and the Maker Hub Technology Center at the Altoona Public Library to nurture the next generation of tech professionals. Altoona’s tech achievements are remarkable, propelling this community toward a brighter, more innovative future.”

Pictured Above: Chad Quick, City of Altoona, Economic Development Director; Altoona Mayor Dean O’Connor; Josh Dunwoody, Altoona City Council

The complete award winners list:

Technology Community of Year
Winner: City of Altoona

Startup Technology Company of the Year
Winner: revology

IT Service Provider Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Iowa State University Digital Ag Innovation Lab

Software Development Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Kingland Systems

AgTech & BioTech Company of the Year
Winner: GlobalVetLink

Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Danfoss Power Solutions

FinTech & InsurTech Company of the Year
Winner: Co-op Solutions

Creative Technology Solution of the Year
Winner: ITA Group

Best Technology Company Culture of the Year
Winner: Principal Financial Group®

Emerging Technology Leader of the Year
Winner: Scott KrolakCasey’s

CEO of the Year
Winner: Steven DavisBio::Neos

CIO/CTO/CISO of the Year
Winner: Kathy KayPrincipal Financial Group®

UHY Impact Award
Winner: Debi DurhamIowa Economic Development Authority

Small/Medium Iowa Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Shift Interactive

Principal® Large Iowa Technology Company of the Year
Winner: SHAZAM

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