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Business Resources

StartASmallBusinessAre you interested in starting a business in Des Moines? The Office of Economic Development can answer your questions, provide technical advice and direct you to the help you need. We’ll walk you through the process of finding a location, securing financial assistance, getting the right permits and more.

For new businesses, the following types of financial assistance are available in Des Moines:

For more information, contact the Office of Economic Development at (515) 283-4004 or

To learn more about the location and building requirements of your business venture, see the City of Des Moines Business Assistance Contact Guide or call the Permit and Development Center at (515) 283-4200.