Office of Economic Development

EconomicDevelopmentHomeThe City of Des Moines is a great place to do business. Des Moines is a vibrant city that’s home for many global financial services and insurance companies, driving innovation in agriculture biotechnology. Iowa’s capital city tops several notable national rankings as one of the best places to live and most affordable places to do business.

Des Moines’ workforce enjoys one of the shortest average commute times in the nation, a wonderful education system and affordable housing options. We are proud to be an accessible, business-friendly city with a highly skilled workforce and thriving business climate full of opportunity. Contact us to learn how we can help you grow your business here.

About Our Office
The Office of Economic Development is committed to helping you do business in Des Moines. Our office can provide you help with:
  • Project management
  • Site selection
  • Redevelopment assistance
  • Financial assistance

Whether you need help with site selection, securing funding or managing your project, we’re here for you. For information or assistance, contact the Office of Economic Development at (515) 283-4004 or

Growing Business in Greater Des Moines
Visit the Greater Des Moines Partnership for more details about why businesses, entrepreneurs and people of all ages are choosing Des Moines to live, work and play.