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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Amazon Chooses East Polk County for First Iowa Fulfillment Center

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. 

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Outlets of Des Moines Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Continued Growth and Commitment to Central Iowa

Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center, is officially one year old. To mark the occasion, the center hosted several celebratory events including the grand opening of Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, an art installation by Des Moines artist and illustrator Laura Palmer, one-year anniversary sweepstakes as well as music and entertainment for all ages.  Continue reading…


Groundbreaking Event Set for Luxury Residences in Altoona

The City of Altoona and the community of Ironwood are proud to have The Highgates Group select it as as the development site for new luxury residences in the heart of Altoona. The new development, The Residences at Ironwood, will feature 48 units in two buildings and will complement the existing Ironwood Cottages. Located just 15 miles east of Des Moines, this vibrant new community featuring spacious suites is sure to bring an exciting residential opportunity to the young and young at heart. Continue reading…