Ankeny Economic Development Corporation

It is where employees want to be. Ankeny has a unique combination of old fashion work ethic and youthful entrepreneurial spirit. Top talent is attracted to the area by the quality of life and plentiful opportunities. According to Forbes (2019) Ankeny is a Top Ten Place for Businesses and Careers. 

Ankeny is the fastest growing city in the Midwest. It is also part of an impressive region for young workers.

#10 Fastest Growing City in US (US Census, 2019)
Top Ten Best Place for Business and Careers (Forbes, 2019)
Small Business Community of the Year (SBA Iowa, 2019)
Best Community to Live In (Cityview Best of Des Moines, 2020)

#1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in the Midwest – Growella, 2017
#1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2017
#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living – Business Insider, 2017
#4 Best Place for Children – SmartAsset, 2017 
#5 Best City for Successful Aging – Milken Institute, 2017
#7 Most Charitable City – CNBC, 2017
#9 Best Place to Live – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#9 Best City to Get Out of Credit Card Debt – SmartAsset, 2017

Ankeny sits at the logistical heart of the state and country.  Employers enjoy easy access to multiple interstates, a regional airport and multiple business parks currently home to explosive start-ups and established Fortune 500 firms like Casey's and Bayer.  

It is no wonder it has become the location of choice for growing firms like KEEN Project Solutions. KEEN president Matt Frandsen said, “We moved to Ankeny because we believe Ankeny is the right community to support the growth of our business.”

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