Economic Development

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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 investing in and growing a business in Ankeny.

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