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We are proud of Urbandale and enjoy the opportunity to tell others about our community. However, nothing speaks with more authority than hearing about the Urbandale experience from your business peers. Here are some perspectives on doing business in Urbandale.

“Forward thinking

Urbandale recognizes and understands the role of economic development in maintaining a strong community.  As many Iowa towns struggle with the migration of their citizens, Urbandale has managed to grow and retain citizenship with forward thinking economic development. Urbandale is my choice for business. ”

~Curt Leaverton , C&L Companies

Dave M headshot “One of the reasons that we enjoy doing business in Urbandale is the positive relationship and good communication that the City has with its businesses.  Also, there is a good availability of workers with a good work ethic.  The Central Iowa location and the Des Moines Metro area provides the population to assist us in our growing business.  Basically, Urbandale is a great place to do business and to raise a family.”

~Dave Merschman, Homemakers Furniture

“One thing the employee owners at Van Meter Inc. value about our location in Urbandale is our ability to provide great service to our customers with our convenient location with easy access to Interstate 35/80.  This provides an excellent opportunity for our customer base working in or around the western suburbs with an efficient way to experience our products and services.  In addition, this location makes it very easy for us to distribute our products to the rest of our branches in the areas outside of the Des Moines metro market.”

~Rob Olney, VanMeter, Inc

melissa billings small image“One thing I value about doing business in Urbandale is the ability for patients to access our office easily.  Urbandale has easy access to I-35, I-80, Highway 141, and I-235 which allows our office to serve not only just Urbandale, but the entire greater Des Moines metro area.”

~Dr. Melissa Billings, Vision Park Family Eye Care


“One thing I value about doing business in Urbandale is the location.  We serve our franchisees and customers across the country through our Urbandale facility.  The central hub of  Urbandale has proven to be a logistical asset to our business model.

~Brian Weber, Interstate All Battery Center