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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Lightyears Ahead: How LightEdge Brought the Future to Altoona

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.”

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