Facebook Donates $350,000 to Newly Created East Polk County Relief Fund to Combat the Impact of COVID-19

Press Release

ALTOONA, IA (May 18, 2020)

The East Polk Innovation Collaborative (EPIC), Facebook, and other local partners have moved quickly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to establish the East Polk County Relief Fund to provide direct economic relief to East Polk County small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents who are being impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Haverkamp Properties Doubles Down on Altoona

“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.

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The Graham Group chooses Altoona for latest industrial warehouse development

“This is where the workforce is. This is where the market’s going.”

Since 2013, The 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.

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Major Industries in Altoona Iowa: What’s Causing the Growth?

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.

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