If you’re looking to relocate your business to Altoona, Iowa, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll face is finding the right commercial property for lease.
For as long as she can remember, Nikki Barkhaus, RN, has gone out of her way to help others. If she sees an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, she pursues it with everything she’s got. It’s just who she is.
But it hasn’t always been easy.
Altoona, Iowa, presents a dynamic and thriving market for commercial real estate. Investing in commercial properties in this city can offer long-term growth and profitability given its strategic location, growing population, and wide selection of business real estate opportunities.
As a restaurant owner, you understand that location is basically everything when it comes to running a successful business. However, you also know that location isn’t the end-all-be-all factor that determines your eatery’s performance. Demographics, market growth, adequate business real estate options, and other variables are just as important.
A quick look at Altoona gives you a picture of a thriving retail scene. From the Outlets of Des Moines and Bass Pro Shops to the hidden gem mom-and-pop shops and small businesses located throughout our community, Altoona has a lot in store for both sellers and consumers. But this is only the beginning.
Each year, our market and our city experience significant growth.
So, why is this happening? What are the different retail opportunities in Altoona, Iowa, and how can businesses take advantage of them? Keep reading to find out.
“City Councilman” is just one of the many titles Altoona resident Josh Dunwoody goes by.
Altoonians could also call him an “Altoona Palooza Executive Board Member” or “Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce President”, and before that—“Altoona Soccer Club Head Coach”, “Altoona Baseball League Head Coach”, and “Altoona Sesquicentennial Celebration Board Member.”
As Director of Professional Development at Coldwell Banker Mid-America, Sarah Kavalier is in the business of helping people find a home.
But even outside of work, Sarah continues to help people find their spot in Altoona.
MEET MAGGIE CRABB, PRESIDENT OF SWERVE OUTREACH
Maggie Crabb lives in Altoona, on the road she grew up on, with her husband Chad, children Campbell and Jack, dog Buster, and her cat, Mabel.Continue reading…
Even as a third grader at Altoona’s Willowbrook Elementary, Alex Payne was intrigued by the history of Altoona, particularly when his class visited historic sites like Back Door Fabrics in Olde Town. For a kid, these dusty places contained a kind of magic—it was like the people and events of the past were echoing through the walls, their stories begging to be told.Continue reading…
The next time you’re diving headfirst into the muck while defending your Mud Volleyball tournament title, take a moment to thank Mary for helping orchestrate Altoona’s zaniest, most iconic—and yes, muddiest—event of the year: Altoona Palooza.Continue reading…