Altoona’s Data Centers

On the Iowan frontier springs forth a new metropolis of innovation. Cutting-edge companies like Facebook and Lightedge are choosing Altoona to build their data centers, and together with them we’re building a better tomorrow. Continue reading…


Driving Business Forward

Major logistics and advanced manufacturing companies are driving forward without ever looking back. It’s happening right now in the City of Altoona. #AltoonaNow


Winds of Change

Established infrastructure. Local clean power. Development-ready land. They’re just a few reasons cutting-edge, environmentally-conscious businesses are embracing Iowa’s Rising Star. #AltoonaNow

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Song of Steel

We’re developing 900 acres of available land just east of Des Moines. This is the dawn of Iowa’s Rising Star. #AltoonaNow


Facebook announces fourth expansion to Altoona Data Center

by Brice Towns, Altoona data center site manager
Used with permission from the Altoona Data Center Facebook page.

Just over a year ago, we announced our plans to expand the Altoona Data Center to three buildings. In that announcement, we spoke about the city of Altoona, state of Iowa, construction partners, and our employees all working at historic speeds and helping us scale. Today, it’s because of these partners and our employees that we can once again share our plans to build out our data center even further. But this time, with a cold storage facility. Continue reading…


Outlets of Des Moines Takes Shape as Steel Erection Work Begins

August progress shows construction on schedule

The Des Moines region’s first outlet mall is now clearly visible from Interstate 80 and Highway 65 as construction crews erect steel at Outlets of Des Moines a New England Development project. The construction at Outlets of Des Moines will support approximately 500 jobs. Crews are approximately halfway through pouring foundations for the center’s nine buildings, and steel erection for two of the buildings is underway.  Continue reading…


Full Swing Construction Begins at Outlets of Des Moines

October 2017 Grand Opening Planned

New England Development announced today that construction work will be in full swing this month on the Outlets of Des Moines property in Altoona, Iowa. Opening in October 2017, Outlets of Des Moines will feature some of the best brand names in retail. The 300,000 sf outlet center will be located at 801 Bass Pro Drive NW at the intersection of I-80 and US-65, an established destination for entertainment and shopping.   Continue reading…