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    The City of Ankeny understands the importance of a location to a business.  Whether you need to move goods, conduct business throughout Central Iowa, or need a quick commute to the entire Des Moines metro, Ankeny’s location is ideal.  Located at the intersection of two transcontinental Interstates, I-80 & I-35, Ankeny offers excellent transportation access, quality land and buildings, a strong economy growing in a vibrant metropolitan area, an abundant, well-educated workforce and a city government that supports business success. Ankeny offers all this and more. Join the successful businesses that have chosen a location in Iowa’s growth leading community- Ankeny.

    Interstates Highways and Regional Commuting

    Ankeny is situated at the intersections of interstates 35 and 80, providing immediate coast-to-coast and border-to-border access. With four major interchanges along I-35, Ankeny has become a hub for companies moving goods and providing services throughout Iowa and the nation.  These critical roadways and important connections also help growing companies attract a workforce from throughout central Iowa.  The average Des Moines metro commute is 18.4 minutes.

    Air Service

    Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV) is the third busiest airport in Iowa and is the base for over 200 general aviation aircraft. The airport is located along Interstate 35 and adjacent to three business parks. The 5,500 foot long runway allows access for most corporate aircraft. Exec 1 Aviation is the full service FBO at the Ankeny Regional Airport.

    Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is Iowa's largest airport and among the 100 most active commercial airports in the nation. Des Moines International is served by six commercial carriers. Passengers have non-stop access to 16 destinations and international flights made with one connection to larger cities. Ankeny's business parks are a short 25 minute drive to the Des Moines International Airport. DSM serves over 2.5 million passengers annually.