“We want to create homes that people love in communities where they love to live.”
In a sign of changing times and the ‘new normal’, the permit for The Emory – a new residential development by Haverkamp Properties – was approved during a recent, rather unconventional Altoona City Council meeting.
“This is where the workforce is. This is where the market’s going.”
Graham Group chooses Altoona for their latest industrial warehouse development.
Since 2013, Graham Group has developed more than 3 million square-feet of industrial warehouse space in the Des Moines metro. For their latest project – a massive 75-acre development with two x 270,000 square-foot warehouses (540,000 square-feet total) – they chose Altoona.
In recent years, the economy of Altoona, Iowa has grown substantially as major businesses have broken ground, pursing economic development and business opportunity. When examining the Altoona economy, understanding the business climate and inherent advantages of the region is influential for people looking to move to Altoona or businesses searching for unique economic opportunity.
Altoona’s community is growing in data, retail, logistics, advanced manufacturing, entertainment and more. Joining us in the growth of East Polk County is our neighbors in Bondurant, Iowa.
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa. The 645,000 square-foot fulfillment center will bring 1,000 new full-time jobs to the region.
When LightEdge opened their first Altoona data center in 2007, some people didn’t know what to make of it.
“People were asking us, What is a data center?” recalls Jim Masterson, LightEdge CEO. “Today, you’re beginning to see them everywhere. You look around, in this area alone, and you see Facebook, Microsoft—they’re all here. But we were the first.”
Altoona resident Norman Wrigley already knew a thing or two about Tae Kwon Do – he had a third-degree blackbelt, after all – but when it came to running his own business, he was more of an apprentice than a master.