Archived Economic Development E-Newsletters

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Economic Development Newsletter July 2019 (PDF)

  • City of Urbandale Polk County Voters to Consider Local Option Sales Tax on August 6
  • Assistant Director Aaron DeJong Joins City of Urbandale Economic Development Department

Economic Development Newsletter June 2019 (PDF)

  • Perspectives on Future Urban Loop Development Areas Ready to be Shared
  • Construction Updates: Urban Loop 86th Street and Meredith Drive Interchanges and Iowa 141 Flyover

Economic Development Newsletter February 2019 (PDF)

  • City Council Takes Action to Encourage Investment and Employment with Incentive Extension
  • Urban Loop Updates: 100th Street Construction Video, New Projects and Construction Timelines Map!  

Economic Development Newsletter December 2018 (PDF)

  • Technology Association of Iowa Honors Catalysts in Iowa Tech Scene
  • Urbandale’s Courage League Sports Founder and President Receives ESPNW Award, All-Inclusive Playground Update

Economic Development Newsletter September 2018 (PDF)

  • Urban Loop Update: Momentum Continues to Grow!
  • Urbandale’s New Fire Station Improves Fire Protection Coverage; ISO Rating Improves
  • City Staff to Visit Columbus, Ohio Metro for Development Strategy Exchange

Economic Development Newsletter July 2018 (PDF)

  • Source Allies Invests and Expands, Creates 36 new Jobs 
  • Crescent Electric Supply Company Breaks Ground on New Urbandale Facility
  • City Council Awards Contract to Confluence for Community Entrance Signage Master Plan

Economic Development Newsletter May 2018 (PDF)

  • Traffic Volume Growing in Urbandale
  • New Investments Meeting Residential Growth

Economic Development Newsletter December 2017 (PDF)

  • City Council Approves Agreement with Deere & Company for Office Building Project
  • Paradigm Building the First Major Investment Announced in the Urban Loop
  • Third Fire Station Approved by Voters, to Open Summer 2019
  • Internship Funding Available through the Iowa Economic Development Authority

Economic Development Newsletter October 2017 (PDF)

  • Urbandale Unveils New Interstate Corridor Brand
  • Urbandale Fire Department Supports Business Investment with Customer Service and Efficiency
  • Urbandale Mayor and City Council Recognize Contributions of Manufacturers

Economic Development Newsletter July 2017 (PDF)

  • 100th Street Interchange Update: Access Abundant Development Opportunities
  • Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Approved
  • Engage in Urbandale! Volunteer and Giving Opportunities Defined

Economic Development Newsletter March 2017 (PFD)

  • City Council Awards Contract for 100th Street Interchange Ramp Grading Work
  • Energy Control Technologies Investing in Space; Growing Employment 
  • MPO Purchases Freight Container Data; Pilot Website to Launch Soon

Economic Development Newsletter January 2017 (PDF)

  • Last Approval Complete for Interchange at Meredith Drive and Iowa 141 Flyover Ramp 
  • City and Chamber to Support Urbandale Entrepreneurs in UI’s Venture School Program
  • City Council Approves $209 Million Five-Year Capital Improvements Program

Economic Development Newsletter December 2016 (PDF)

  • New Resource Available for Recruiting Talent to Urbandale
  • City Council Approves Expansion of Downtown Urbandale TIF District

Economic Development Newsletter October 2016 (PDF)

  • Iowa Workforce Development Completes Study of Urbandale Workforce
  • New Members Appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Board

Economic Development Newsletter September 2016 (PDF)

  • Interchange Justification Report Approved – Full Diamond Interchange at 100th Street Moving Forward

Economic Development Newsletter July 2016 (PDF)

  • Urbandale Adopts Complete Streets Policy
  • Unique Urbandale Arboretum Opens to the Public

Economic Development Newsletter April 2016 (PDF)

  • Hy-Vee, Inc. Purchases Former K’s Merchandise Building, Plans for Hy-Vee Training and Fulfillment Center
  • Urbandale’s FarmHer to Showcase Women in Agriculture on TV Show this fall
  • Parks & Rec Offers Opportunities to Enjoy the Outdoors, Engage with Community

Economic Development Newsletter March 2016 (PDF)

  • 100th Street Construction Underway 
  • City and Chamber Support Urbandale Entrepreneurship with UI Venture School Scholarship

Economic Development Newsletter January 2016 (PDF)

  • Consider Becoming a Home Base Iowa Business and Support Urbandale’s Effort to Welcome Veterans
  • New Year, New Tools for Using DART’s Service in Urbandale

Economic Development Newsletter December 2015 (PDF)

  • Urbandale Develops Partnership with University of Iowa to Support Entrepreneurship
  • Delta Dental of Iowa Recognized as Economic Impact Award Winner by Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Fastpath, Inc. Expanding Space and Employment

Economic Development Newsletter October 2015 (PDF)

  • Internship Funding Available through the Iowa Economic Development Authority

Economic Development Newsletter August 2015 (PDF)

  • ProbioFerm, LLC Expands with New Facility
  • Congratulations to Two Urbandale Companies on Recognition for Outstanding Growth
  • Access Revolving Loan Fund for Business Success

Economic Development Newsletter July 2015 (PDF)

  • Homemakers Furniture Adding New 120,000 Square Foot Facility
  • Innovation in Urbandale: Our First Soofa

Economic Development Newsletter May 2015 (PDF)

  • Mercer to Expand Urbandale Workforce by 300+ Jobs

Economic Development Newsletter April 2015 (PDF)

  • City and Chamber Partner with SBDC to Serve Businesses in Urbandale
  • Access Info about Incentives and Development in Urbandale at April 30 Event
  • Uniquely Urbandale: Giovannetti Community Shelter Serves a Dual Purpose

Economic Development Newsletter March 2015 (PDF)

  • City Council Approves Douglas Avenue Urbanization Project; Area Eligible for New Incentive
  • Invest in Happiness: Urbandale in the Rankings

Economic Development Newsletter January 2015 (PDF)

  • City Council Focused on Economic Development, Approves New Financial Incentives
  • Governor Presents Certified Connected Community Designation to Urbandale
  • Uniquely Urbandale: Built Environment Excels

Economic Development Newsletter November 2014 (PDF)

  • High Performing Urbandale Businesses Recognized with Awards

Economic Development Newsletter October 2014 (PDF)

  • Advisory Board Members Bring their Expertise to Urbandale Economic Development Effort

Economic Development Newsletter August 2014 (PDF)

  • Analysis Shows Urbandale has Lowest Tax Rate among Metro Cities
  • Urbandale Enhances Value Proposition for Talented Workforce through Unique Collaboration
  • Urbandale Population Continues Steady Growth