Our population grew like never before: a 27% increase since 2010. Our City more than doubled its record for commercial permit value, with 229 new commercial permits issued (valued at $160 million). And the City of Altoona expanded into new territory, annexing nearly 600 acres.

We grew. We built. And we welcomed a new wave of businesses, families and developers - ready to make life happen now in Iowa's Rising Star.

It happened right here in the City of Altoona.

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