The City of West Des Moines is committed to creating an environment that fosters growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises. Statistically, it has been shown that between 70-80% of all new job growth comes from existing small businesses in the community. For that reason and more, the City feels that the future growth and development of West Des Moines is dependent on creating an environment where small business can thrive.

There are numerous success stories for small business in West Des Moines. In the past few years, our area has been recognized numerous times for its healthy business climate. West Des Moines has received several awards and recognitions.

Helpful Links

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Choosing a Location 

Employers’ Council of Iowa

Greater Dallas County Development Alliance

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Historic Valley Junction Foundation

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Kauffman Center eVenturing 

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurship 

Market Research

Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center

MidAmerican Energy Economic Development

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Pappajohn Center 

SCORE (Iowa) 

Small Business Administration (Iowa)

Small Business Development Center (Iowa)


Technology Association of Iowa

UNI's Center for Business Growth and Innovation

Venture Network of Iowa 

West Des Moines Business Incubator

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce



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