Economic Development

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce partners with the City of Urbandale to encourage investment and job creation in the community. The five major focuses of the City of Urbandale’s Economic Development Plan are:

Existing Business Success

The City and Chamber regularly visit Urbandale businesses to understand their perspective on doing business in the community and we work to remove obstacles to success. We focus on the targeted industries of Advanced Manufacturing, Finance & Insurance, Information Technology & Corporate Services, Warehouse/Distribution & Logistics and Retail.

The Chamber convenes a monthly Economic Development Tour at a selected Urbandale business to provide an opportunity for community leaders to learn about the companies that support Urbandale’s success.

Investment Attraction

Urbandale has a competitive business climate with the lowest tax rate in the State of Iowa for cities over 15,000 population. We provide resources for business expansion and get the word out about Urbandale’s success through a monthly publication in the Des Moines Business Record.

Workforce Development

The City and Chamber are allies in making Urbandale the community of choice for Central Iowa’s workforce talent. Learn more about Urbandale’s workforce advantages.

Competitive Policies

Urbandale delivers infrastructure, policies, and incentives that encourage business investment. City staff ensures that the right incentives are in place to encourage great career opportunities and support high-quality investment. The City also maintains a database of available sites and buildings for growing companies.

High Performing Economic Development Organization

Urbandale economic development leaders are committed to professionalism, innovation, and collaboration. The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a five-star accredited Chamber by the US Chamber of Commerce.

Reach out directly to the people at the City and Chamber that can support your business’ success.

2019 Committee - (Picture was taken in front of Centennial Shelter built in 2017 with the help from a 4th Celebration donation)

The Urbandale 4th of July committee is a group of volunteers who come together annually to organize and plan the celebration.  Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Matt Blake, urbandale4thofjuly@gmail.com