urbandale economic development works for companies looking to grow

Urbandale’s location and commitment to supporting businesses in the community have created an environment where businesses invest with confidence.

unique business advantages in urbandale, iowa


Urbandale is located at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80, providing coast-to-coast and border-to-border access. The community is served by four interchanges with two more planned for construction.

Regional partnerships for water and sanitary sewer ensure plentiful capacity to serve business and industry.

Urbandale is served by multiple telecommunications companies, including Century Link, Mediacom, Enventis and Windstream.

Urbandale is served by MidAmerican Energy which provides nationally-competitive rates and service for electricity and natural gas.


Proximity to the talent and research power of Iowa State University in Ames.

Close access to the training and skilled workforce from Des Moines Area Community College and its metro area campuses.

Urbandale is also served by six primary and secondary school systems to prepare the region’s future workforce

Business Climate

Urbandale has a population of approximately 40,000 and is one of Iowa’s fastest-growing cities.

Urbandale has the lowest city tax levy in the State of Iowa for cities with a population over 15,000.

Urbandale is a metro-area leader in commercial investment and new housing starts.

Urbandale lowered its property tax rate for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Urbandale has been named three times to CNN Money’s Top 100 Places to Live.