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SiteSelectionAre you looking for a place to build a business? The City of Des Moines has several business park sites that provide a great environment at a competitive price, access to financial assistance and the most favorable property tax abatement rates in the greater Des Moines metro.

  • Airport Commerce Parks: Three privately developed business parks are in the city’s southwest, near the Des Moines International Airport. They are: Airport Commerce Park South, Airport Business Park and Airport Commerce Park West. Businesses that locate here qualify for a full 3-year tax abatement program.
  • Southeast Agribusiness Park: The City of Des Moines created this business park in the city’s southeast side for agribusinesses and related industries. The park encourages collaboration between businesses to enhance their profitability.
  • Central Place Industrial Park: This centrally located business park, next to the main branch of the U.S. Post Office and within a mile of downtown Des Moines, offers land for development for light industrial and commercial uses. It has an active business association and among the most favorable insurance rates in the metro.
  • Guthrie Avenue Business Park: Located within a half-mile of Interstate 235 and adjacent to rail service, this accessible business park offers a variety of parcel sizes for commercial and light industrial uses. Support services such as UPS and Consolidated Freightways are nearby.

For information about availability, you can contact the Office of Economic Development at 515-283-4004 or

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