Ankeny Economic Development Corporation

Business Factors

Success Attracts Success, Quality Attracts Quality

We know that successful businesses attract successful businesses. That's why we believe strongly in supporting our existing businesses. We know your success will support our community's success. 

We don't just celebrate your success we work to help make it happen. From simple connections to solving problems, we work together to make everyone's future brighter. 

"From Inc. 5000 to the Fortune 500, the opportunities are endless in Ankeny."

There are certain qualities companies look for when deciding where to locate. These are often the same qualities that an individual or family looks for when considering where to live.

Both individuals and organizations look for signs of quality. Some signs are easy to see while others are less obvious.

What Defines "True Quality?"

✔️ True quality withstands the test of time.
✔️ True quality withstands the circumstances that test us all.
✔️ The value of true quality is not determined by quick trends.

With a top-tier education system, quality products built here, Ankeny Iowa is known for True Quality. 

A strong brand doesn't last without strong people behind it, delivering every day. These people are problem solvers who excel at tackling complex problems, working together, and encouraging personal and professional growth. Quality companies attract more of the same. They attract quality people who build quality products, schools, and Communities. 

Everyone benefits from an environment that fosters a continuous cycle of quality- each success builds on the last. 

When the unexpected happens, those organizations step up and pitch in. They use their resources to donate, look for solutions, and support each other. When words aren't enough true quality organizations step outside their comfort zone and do something. When circumstances divide, a quality community unites.

Our community takes pride in our rich history of building on the success of the past while paving the way for a brighter future. There's a reason that

SmartAsset ranks Ankeny as one of the "Most Livable Small Cities in the US." 

Ankeny is home to Fortune 500 companies, Entrepreneurs, and a welcoming community full of opportunity. 

With the charm of small towns and the accessibility and strength of big cities, Ankeny sits at the heart of the future of business progress. The business leaders in our city have even been featured in Harvard Business School studies for their approach to community, diversity, and leadership.

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