Greater Des Moines Partnership
The City of Ankeny works with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to attract new businesses to Ankeny and to help existing businesses prosper and expand here. The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Economic Development team specializes in assisting businesses with relocating or expanding their operations in Central Iowa. Through specialized industry research, partnerships with the City of Ankeny and other communities, state, and national entities, and comprehensive assistance in site selection, the Partnership is a great resource for the Central Iowa economic development community.
Iowa Economic Development Authority
The Iowa Economic Development Authority helps clients successfully expand or relocate all or part of their business operations. They provide relevant facts and information to help make the right recommendations. Their team of experts works in confidence to generate an information package to meet the unique needs of each business. Their mission is to strengthen economic and community vitality by building partnerships and leveraging resources to make Iowa the choice for people and business. Through their two main divisions – business development and community development – IEDA administers several state and federal programs to meet its goals of assisting individuals, communities and businesses.
MidAmerican Energy works closely with site selectors and the community to recruit, retain and expand businesses of all sizes. Their dedicated staff of experienced, trained professionals is prepared to assist with a variety of energy research, planning and coordination for economic development projects. Economic development is a key component of MidAmerican Energy Company’s service to their customers.
By providing Ankeny's power customers with reliable electric service, stable rates, updated infrastructure and award-winning energy efficiency programs, MidAmerican Energy provides an outstanding environment for business. Their commitment to renewable energy, environmental stewardship, corporate citizenship and customer service has led to strong relationship with the City of Ankeny.
Iowa Area Development Group
The Iowa Area Development Group serves businesses interested in expanding or locating within the member-owned and municipal electric service areas of Iowa. The northern part of Ankeny is served by Consumers Energy Cooperative.
Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources (DBR)
Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources is the first choice for talent development in Central Iowa. Qualifying businesses may have training and consulting services funded through one of two state supported programs.
DBR provides a broad spectrum of training and consulting services:
- Develop Managers and Supervisors
- Technical Training
- Safety / OSHA
- Employee Workplace Skills
- Lean for the workplace
- Waste Management and Control
Square One DSM
Square One DSM is a community-sponsored business accelerator. Their vision is to provide economic growth in Central Iowa through the development and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprise.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center in Des Moines conducts research, counsels and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses. The SBDC provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.
Polk County Assessor's Office
The Polk County Assessor maintains a valuable website that provides details on buildings and land in Ankeny and elsewhere in the Des Moines Metro. Information includes legal descriptions, valuation, sale and ownership history, building descriptions and ownership information.