The Economic Development Department provides comprehensive services to existing and prospective Ankeny businesses by assisting with site and building information, financial assistance and guidance through all stages of owning a business.

Department staff, along with the Economic Development Council, work to advance the City Council's goal to establish Ankeny as a regional business center through the seven key strategies of the Economic Development Action Plan:

  • Existing Business Relationships
  • External Marketing and New Business Development
  • Partnership Building
  • Preparing Development Options
  • Financial Assistance
  • Workforce Development
  • Providing Useful Information